A middle-aged woman and her brother have been arrested for killing a Delhi Jal Board driver in south-west Delhi’s Bindapur after he became obsessed to the woman’s daughter, police said on Wednesday.
The woman and Rakesh, 24, of Khajuri village in Bhajanpura were held for the murder of Uttam Nagar-resident Inder Singh, 35, whose body was found inside an unclaimed suitcase at Dwarka sector 3 on Sunday evening.
“The accused woman has confessed that Inder used to visit her house resulting in an illicit relation with her. Of late, Inder also started eyeing her daughter, which was the bone of contention. Inder was warned, but he did not mend his way,” said Anil Kumar Ojha, additional commissioner of police (south-west).
She claimed that she killed Inder to save her and her daughter’s dignity.
“She took her brother Rakesh’s help and as per plan, Inder was called to her house on Sunday,” Ojha added.
The accused had offered tea to Inder which was laced with sleeping pills. When Inder became stupor, the woman gave a knife to Rakesh.
“She caught hold of Inder’s hands, while Rakesh slit his throat. After confirming that Inder died, they bundled the body and wrapped it in a gunny bag,” Ojha said.
They then stuffed Inder’s body in a suitcase, wrapped it in a quilt and dumped it in Dwarka sector 3.
The incident came to light when a call was made to the police control room regarding the unclaimed suitcase.
“Foul smell was emanating from the suitcase which was wrapped in a quilt. When the suitcase was opened, a male body was found inside,” Ojha added.
The victm’s throat was found slit with a sharp-edged weapon and a polythene bag was tied around the neck.
Police then started working to establish identity of the deceased and it was found that Inder was missing from Mohan Garden.
“The body was identified after photographs were shown to Inder’s family members,” Ojha said.
The woman was traced after it was revealed that Inder had an illicit relation with her. Police teams analysed Inder’s call data records. It showed that they made frequents calls.