Woman found murdered in Delhi home


New Delhi : A 30-year-old wife of a railway employee was Thursday found murdered at her south Delhi home with a dupatta around her neck and her hands and legs tied, the police said.

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Manju’s body was found by her neighbours at her first-floor flat in Naoroji Nagar area around 2.20 p.m. They informed her husband Mahender Joshi, who is posted in the railway ministry, and the police.

“The victim’s daughter came running to us and was crying. She said her mother is not opening the doors. When we went to check, the door was bolted from outside,” said one of the neighbours.

“We unlocked the door and went in. We saw her lying on the floor with her hands and legs tied. There were knife cuts on her and a duppata was wrapped around her neck,” added the neighbour, who did not want to be named.

When the victim’s husband saw the body, he feinted and became unconscious and was rushed to the Safdarjung Hospital.

The police have seized the knife from the house and said Manju could have been strangulated to death.

“There is no sign of robbery or ransacking in the house. But we found a suitcase, which was half opened. The accused might have taken something out of that. But we don’t know what is missing from the suitcase,” said a senior police officer.

“It seems that robbery cannot be the motive of the murder. We are gathering clues in the case and have sent the victim’s body for post-mortem examination,” the officer said.