Woman found dead near garbage dump

Family claims her gold chain missing

The body of a 71-year-old woman was found near a garbage dump in south Delhi’s Fatehpur Beri on Sunday morning. The police have sent the body to AIIMS Trauma Centre for post-mortem.

“Somebody called the PCR around 6 am, and told us that an elderly woman was lying near a garbage dump. We reached at the spot and took her to the hospital where the doctor declared her brought dead,’’ said a police officer who is investigating the case.

Natural death, say cops
According to the police, there are no injury marks on the body. While the preliminary investigation shows the death as natural as the woman was a patient of diabetes and low blood pressure, the family members of the deceased have alleged that she was murdered.

“Perhaps, she became unconscious and fell at the place while returning home on Saturday night and later died due to cold,’’ said a police officer.

The woman, identified as Wadiya Devi, was a widow and was living with her son and daughter-in-law in Okhla.

According to Devi’s family members she was wearing a gold chain which is missing from her neck when her body was found.

The family members have hinted at the possibility of the elderly woman being killed for the gold chain.

“We are investigating the case from all angles. The post-mortem report is awaited. We can arrive at the reason of death after the report arrives,” the police officer added.


According to the neighbors of the deceased, Devi was a religious woman.
She was very fond of jagrans organised in the colony. On Saturday night, she had gone to a jagran near her house.

“According to the family members, there were times when she didn’t come home at night as she would be attending jagran. Even last night, the family members thought that she was in a jagran and didn’t panic when she did not return at night,’’ the police officer said.

Police are now talking to family members and neighbours of the deceased as a part of the investigation. CCTV cameras of the area are also being scanned now for the purpose.

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