Ten days on, police clueless in Ajmer parcel case

Ten days on, police clueless in Ajmer parcel case

More families approached police following media reports about the woman's body. However, nobody has been able to identify her so far, a senior police official said.

Investigators believe that the woman, aged around 25 years, was tortured before being murdered. "She bore burn injuries and there were stab wounds on her body. We are yet to identify her," the official said.

The body was parcelled by Milap Transport Roadlines from Lahori Gate to its branch in Kishangarh in Ajmer by an unidentified person. The sender had identified himself as 'B' and had said that he would himself receive the parcel.

The body was discovered by workers of the transportation company on April 8 in their Ajmer office after foul smell started emanating from the parcel.

A family from Jalandhar which was looking for their "missing" daughter approached police but could not identify the victim, the official said, adding police later traced their daughter in Samalkha in Haryana's Sonepat last night along with her friend.

The family had alleged that she was murdered by her in-laws and her body disposed of. "We traced her last night. She had left her in-laws house on March 12. She was staying with her friend whom she knew even before her marriage.

"Both of them hail from Outer Delhi's Rohini. Her friend is a businnessman. She was not happy with her marriage and so decided to leave and live with her friend," the official said.

Police are now planning to go for DNA test to ascertain the identity of the woman.

Investigators, meanwhile, stepped up their efforts to identify the person who booked the parcel to Ajmer. Police said they were trying to locate the rickshaw puller who brought the body to the parcel office.

"We are trying to draw a sketch of the rickshaw puller with the help of parcel office staff. If we can locate him, it will be of great help in solving the case," the official said.

A Rajasthan Police team is camping here and is being assisted by Delhi Police.

"The transportation company was negligent in handling the parcel. They have not entered the name of the sender and receiver properly in its register," the official said.

The official said the CCTV footage of the transport company showed a blurred image of a rickshaw puller accompanied by another man bringing a big packet to the office.

The person who booked the parcel told the staff that he would collect it and pay the Rs 185 fee in Ajmer.