Body of 21-year-old woman found in Delhi, rape suspected

New Delhi : The body of a 21-year-old woman, who went missing on Thursday, was found without any clothes on from a secluded and vacant plot in Mundka early Friday, Delhi Police said.

A police official said that the circumstantial evidence clearly indicate sexual assault followed by murder. The body was recovered from a vacant plot in west Delhi’s Mundka area.

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The deceased, an employee with a Delhi-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), had been missing since Thursday evening.

“We had filed the missing complaint when the family members of the deceased approached us,” the official said.

“The body was spotted by a morning walker who informed police. It was lying in naked condition in the plot situated in Bhagya Vihar colony,” the official said, adding that the woman might have been killed to cover up the rape.

“Prima facie evidence suggests that she might have been killed by strangulating her throat, but we are still waiting for the post-mortem report to confirm the exact cause of her death,” the official said.

The woman, who originally belonged to West Bengal, was residing with her family in Mundka for the last few years.