Woman murdered after her refusal to marriage, body burnt
New Delhi Oct 8 (IANS) A woman was strangulated to death after she refused marriage and her body burnt to conceal the crime police said on Saturday adding one person has been arrested in connection with the incident.
On Saturday morning police found a partially burnt body of a woman from a narrow street in Khirajabad Goan area of south Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya said.
The deceased was identified as Mithu Das 26 from West Bengal and later on the day the accused Sarat Das 43 from the state was arrested.
On his interrogation it was found that he had on Friday night strangulated Mithu to death after she refused to marry his brother-in-law despite the duo being in a relationship Baaniya said.
Mithu who worked as a domestic help had gone to meet family of the accused on Friday. She had dinner with them but later an argument broke out between her and Das and in a fit of rage he strangulated her Baaniya said.
Later Das wrapped the body in a bed sheet and dumped it on a desolated street. He then poured petrol over the body and set it ablaze to make it difficult for identification.
Baaniya said that CCTV footage helped them to nab the accused.
Nikhil M Babu
Correspondent Indo-Asian News Service (IANS)A