Lady dies in mysterious condtion, murder suspected




Mannu Singh,  New Delhi
A 42-year-old woman was found burnt to death under mysterious
circumstances at her residence in North-West Delhi’s Bharat Nagar
area. After the postmortem, investigations revealed that the assailant
allegedly hit on her head with a heavy, blunt iron object, then
strangulated to death and later set ablaze her inside her home.
Investigators have not ruled out sexual assault and they are sending
the vaginal swabs for forensic test. Police are investigating the case
from property dispute as well as personal enmity angel and they have
started questioning the relatives of the victim.

Police said that the deceased was identified as Kamla Devi, a widow,
was living in the ground floor of her two-storey house with her son
and daughter-in-law in Pathar Wala Bagh in Bharat Nagar area. “The
incident was reported at 11.30 pm on Monday night when the police
received a PCR call informing them that a woman had set herself ablaze
at her residence. A team was rushed to the spot and the woman was
taken to a hospital nearby where she was declared brought dead,” the
officer added.

Initially investigators thought that she might commit suicide by
setting herself on fire, but after conducting the postmortem,
investigators got shocked when they came to know that the assailant
allegedly first hit on her head with a heavy, blunt iron object and
then strangulated to death as there were injury marks on her neck. He
later set ablaze her inside her home and escaped from the spot. “There
was no forcible entry to the house and prima facie it appeared that
the murderer was known to the deceased. The house was not ransacked
and robbery does not appear to be the motive behind the murder. We are
however probing the case from all angles, especially from property
angle,” police officer said, adding that the investigators have
questioned more than 200 persons and currently the family does not
suspect anybody and, therefore, it is becoming difficult to crack the
case. On Tuesday evening, a team of FSL experts along with the senior
officer also visited the house to lift finger prints and other
evidence. No CCTV footage was recovered from the colony.