Albanian woman’s body found hanging in hotel


New Delhi: The body of a 29-year-old Albanian woman was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a hotel room here, police said Saturday.

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Gledia Duro’s body was detected in the hotel in south Delhi’s Greater Kailash-I Friday evening, police said.

A nylon belt was tied around her neck and the belt’s other end was hanging from the fan, police said.

She had arrived here Oct 27 on a tourist visa with her 57-year-old Czech boyfriend Simon Spitz.

They came to Delhi from Chennai Friday afternoon and around 3.30 p.m. they moved into the hotel.

After checking-in, Simon had gone out of the hotel alone around 4 p.m. to eat.

“The incident came to light when Simon returned to the room around 6 p.m. He raised an alarm after Duro did not respond to his knocks on the door. Hotel authorities later broke open the door and recovered Duro’s hanging body,” said a police officer.

The officer informed that no suicide note was recovered. Police have ruled out any foul play.

Prima facie, it appears that the deceased committed suicide, said the officer.

According to the officer they have checked CCTV footage of the hotel in which she was seen peeping outside her room around 5 p.m. to respond to knocks on the door of her room.

“No one entered her room between 5-6 p.m. There is only one entry point into the room, so it is clear that she committed suicide. Her boyfriend told investigators that earlier Duro had tried to commit suicide twice,” said the officer.