A severed body found near the flyover in Geeta Colony, Delhi (2nd Ld)
NEW DELHI, July 13 (IANS) Delhi Police has sent the dismembered parts of a woman in her 30s for an autopsy at a hospital, an official said.
Meanwhile, police teams are scanning CCTV cameras in the area to ascertain the crime sequence and identify the culprit who threw head and body parts separately into two black polythene bags in a forested area near Gita Colony Bridge in Delhi.
So far the investigators are clueless, however, some evidence has been collected by the forensic science lab and crime teams from the site.
According to the Joint Commissioner of Police (Central Range), Parmaditya, he said that a call from the police control room about body parts was received at around 9:30 am from a local resident, after which a team of police rushed to the location.
Upon reaching the site, the police team found two polythene bags under the Gita Colony bridge.
In one of the bags, the police found the head, while the second bag contained other body parts. “The head had long hair, which is assumed to be from a woman’s body,” said one of the officials.
The official added that the body was in a state of decomposition and it was not clear whether the bags contained all parts of the body.
“We are checking whether the body parts are male or female through ortho forensics. “We are searching the area for any other evidence,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North), Sagar Singh Kalsi.
“A case has been registered under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code at Kotwali Police Station in Northern District,” she added.
This incident bears an eerie resemblance to the Shraddha Walker murder case that shocked the country last year.
Last year, Aftab Amin Poonawalla, accused of killing his live-in partner Shraddha Walker, was arrested. The defendant’s confession in the indictment filed by the police in Saket Court said he cut Walker’s body into more than 17 pieces.
According to the indictment, after the murder of Shraddha on May 18, 2022, Aftab locked the doors of their rented accommodation in Chhattarpur Pahari district of South Delhi at around 7:45 pm and purchased a hacksaw, three blades, a hammer and a plastic clip.
“After that I went back to the apartment and carried Shraddha’s body to the washroom where I cut her hands from the wrist with the help of a saw and kept them in white polythene… While cutting her wrist, I also had a small cut on my left hand,” he said in his second testimony to the investigators after trying to mislead the police.
“The body is in a state of decomposition and it is not clear whether the bags contain all parts of the body. The victim has not yet been identified. An autopsy will be conducted,” he added.
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