Defence official, wife found dead in Delhi

Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10:47

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: A Defence Ministry official and his wife were found dead under mysterious circumstances at their home in South Delhi on Friday.

Kumar Yashkar, 42, worked as a deputy director at Directorate General of Medical Services under the Defence Ministry and Archana Sharma, 34, was a classical dancer. The couple had shifted to Transit flats in Hudco Place near Ansal Plaza a few months back.

Reports suggest that that Yashkar first strangulated his wife with a ‘chunni’ and then immolated himself too. The couple was married for seven years and had no children.

Though, the police have not yet confirmed whether it as a suicide or murder, but it is being said that since the main door was locked from inside the chances of an outsider’s involvement in the crime are very slim.

The incident was reported to police by neighbours when they saw smoke coming out from the couple’s flat.

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First Published: Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10:47

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