Woman's body found in almirah

Woman's body found in almirah

Brother under scanner in another case

The decomposed body of a 20-year-old woman was found stuffed inside an almirah in a house at west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar on Friday morning. 

The male friend she was living with at the flat where the body was found is suspected to be behind the murder.

The landlord of the flat found it odd when he received no response from the occupants of the flat despite repeated knocks at 11 am on Friday. He had gone to collect the monthly rent from them.

He informed police, following which a team from Bindapur police station reached the flat and broke open the door. But a search for the occupants gave no results until one of them sensed foul smell coming from an almirah in the bedroom.

The body tumbled out as soon as policemen opened the cupboard. No external injury marks were found on the body. Given the decomposed state the body was found in, police suspect she died a few days ago.

The woman Kaira Parker, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, had shifted to Delhi some time ago. She had been working at a private company. 

The landlord told police that the woman had approached him with her male friend a few months ago to rent the flat located in Sukhi Ram Park in Uttam Nagar.

The body was sent for post-mortem and police have contacted her family members. A search has been launched for her male friend.

Another murder

A 38-year-old craftsman at west Delhi’s Kirti Nagar was found dead outside the funiture workshop he worked at in the area on Friday morning.

His brother’s family is suspected to be behind the alleged murder as the siblings had fought on Thursday night.

Though the suspect and his family are being questioned by police, no arrest has been made so far. Police declined to comment on what had led to the fight between the two brothers, claiming that things would be clear only after further interrogation.

The victim, Hari Prasad Sharma, was found lying unconscious and in an injured condition by another worker of the workshop located in block A of Lakkar Market in the area when he arrived there around 10 am on Friday. Police were informed soon and they rushed the victim to a hospital.

“Though he was still breathing when police arrived, doctors declared him brought dead at the hospital. A post-mortem was conducted and the body handed over to his family,” a senior police officer told Deccan Herald. Police were unable to take his statement before he died.

Though there was no open wound found, his body was marked by severe bruises.

 “The body had turned blue and black due to the thrashing. Whether the beatings caused his death would be known after the post-mortem reports arrive,” the officer said, adding a case of murder has been registered.

Sharma carved and painted designs on furniture at the workshop and lived with his family in the Kirti Nagar area.