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Delhi: Decomposed body of woman found in bed box, search on for husband

The dead woman, Maria Masih, was a teacher and had moved into the house more than a month ago with her husband, Suresh Mehra, a physiotherapist. Neighbours told the police that the husband was last seen a fortnight ago and the house had been locked since then. Police said efforts were on to trace him.

delhi Updated: Jan 30, 2018 09:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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A case of murder was registered at Govindpuri police station on Monday and investigations taken up.(HT File)

The decomposed body of a 30-year-old woman was found inside the box of a bed at her locked house in southeast Delhi’s Tuglaqabad Extension on Monday evening.

The dead woman, Maria Masih, was a teacher and had moved into the house more than a month ago with her husband, Suresh Mehra, a physiotherapist. Mehra was not at the house. Neighbours told the police that he was last seen a fortnight ago and the house had been locked since then. Police said efforts were on to trace him.

An acquaintance of Mehra had come looking for him on Monday evening and when he found the door locked and a foul smell coming from the house, he raised an alarm . The neighbours then broke open the door and reported the matter to the police.

“We received a PCR call around 4.30 pm on Monday regarding a dead body of a woman at a house in Tuglaqabad Extension. After reaching the spot, a body in decomposed state was found in the box of bed from one of the rooms,” said DCP (south east) Chinmoy Biswal.

The police then shifted the body to the AIIMS mortuary where the post mortem is likely to be carried out on Tuesday. The post mortem will ascertain how Masih died.

“The caller told the police that he had been trying Mehra’s number for the past three days but the calls went unanswered. Probe also revealed that Masih was living at this address for the last one-and-a-half month,” said Biswal.

A case of murder was registered at Govindpuri police station on Monday and investigations taken up.

“Mehra, 29, is a resident of Bageshwar in Uttarakhand. He completed six months training course in physiotherapy from a private hospital in November 2017. He was privately handling some clients before he went missing. He is not traceable. We are looking for him,” said Biswal.

First Published: Jan 30, 2018 09:34 IST