Delhi: History-sheeter kills lover for insisting on marriage
The Delhi Police has arrested a 38-year-old man for allegedly killing his partner in South West Delhi's Vasant Kunj area on May 24, an official said on Friday. The accused is identified as a resident of Vasant Kunj's Masoodpur village and had spent eight years in Tihar jail for killing his wife in 2011, said Manoj C, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West).
Police recovered the body on May 24
The police recovered an unidentified woman's body from a vacant plot near Church Road in Vasant Kunj on May 24. The DCP said identifying her body was the biggest challenge and a dedicated police team has been investigating the case since. The body was recovered at a considerable distance from the main road at a place that could only be visited by local residents.
How did police identify the woman's body?
The police found a carry bag with a Mehrauli shop's name at the spot. "So, the police team focused on Mehrauli, Fatehpur Beri, Vasant Kunj, and Kapashera areas during the investigation," Manoj said. Cops also contacted ladies' tailors of these areas to identify the body. Finally, she was identified as a resident of Mehrauli whose family filed a missing woman complaint on May 22.
How did police identify the accused?
The police said after interrogating the woman's husband, children, and parents, it was revealed she was working as a house help in Church Road's Shanti Kunj in Vasant Kunj. "While analyzing CCTV footage from nearby areas, police spotted the woman with a man on the day of the incident. Police zeroed down on the man, and arrested him on Thursday," the DCP said.
Accused was in relationship with the victim
During interrogation, the accused revealed he was in a relationship with the deceased and planned to kill her when she started to force him to marry. On the day of the incident, the accused was in an inebriated state and took her to a secluded place and had consensual intercourse with her. He then hit her with a brick and later dumped the body.