Woman’s dis­mem­bered body found in Delhi

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTNATION - Karn Pratap Singh

NEWDELHI:THE dis­mem­bered body of an uniden­ti­fied woman was found in two car­tons and a plas­tic bag dumped at a va­cant lot in Hazi Colony, Ja­sola Vi­har, South Delhi on Thurs­day morn­ing.

Po­lice said the body was chopped into six parts and that the woman’s face had been dis­fig­ured by mul­ti­ple cuts. The head was in one car­ton while both the sev­ered legs were in the other car­ton. The plas­tic bag con­tained the chopped arms and the torso.

The iden­tity of the woman, who ap­peared to be in her midtwen­ties, could not be es­tab­lished even 40 hours af­ter the re­cov­ery of her body parts. No iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments or tat­toos were found on the woman’s body. The body looked not more than a day old, the po­lice said.

The po­lice do not rule out the pos­si­bil­ity of a sex­ual as­sault. They sus­pect that the woman was killed else­where and her body dumped where it was found in an ef­fort to mis­lead po­lice and de­lay the probe.

It is sus­pected the woman was first smoth­ered us­ing a bag full of rice as some grains of rice were found stuck to her face. The po­lice said they have some clues from the car­tons and are fol­low­ing up on th­ese.

A po­lice of­fi­cer fa­mil­iar with the case said the crime came to the depart­ment’s no­tice around 8.30 am when a passerby spot­ted the car­tons and the bag with flies hov­er­ing over them and called the po­lice con­trol room. The caller told the po­lice that a foul smell was em­a­nat­ing from the bag and car­tons. A po­lice team reached the spot and found the body parts af­ter they opened the car­tons.

“We found a red and green sal­war-kameez on the woman’s body. The body was cut into six pieces us­ing a meat cleaver. The weapon was not found around the spot where the body parts were re­cov­ered,” said the of­fi­cer.

Chin­moy Biswal, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (south-east), said a case of mur­der has been reg­is­tered at the Sarita Vi­har po­lice sta­tion and in­ves­ti­ga­tions are un­der­way.

“The pho­to­graph of the woman’s body and other de­tails re­lated to her have been up­loaded on the zonal in­te­grated po­lice net­work (Zip­net). All po­lice sta­tions across Delhi-ncr have been in­formed about the re­cov­ery of the body. We are try­ing our best to iden­tify the de­ceased and her killers,” he added.

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