Lover kills DU student, hides her body at home, gets married to another girl
In a shocking tale, a 21-year-old Delhi University student was killed allegedly by her lover, who hid her body for five days and married another woman during the period.
New Delhi: In a shocking tale, a 21-year-old Delhi University student was killed allegedly by her lover, who hid her body for five days and married another woman during the period.
The body of Arzoo Singh Chauhan was found in a shaft at accused Naveen Khatri's residence in northwest Delhi's Model Town on Sunday.
Naveen (23) has been arrested for allegedly strangulating his girlfriend Arzoo, who lived in the same neighbourhood, on February 02.
He later dumped her body in the shaft of his building.
The man later got married to another woman on February 04.
When Arzoo did not return home, her parents lodged a missing complaint on Tuesday evening.
On Saturday, a case of abduction was registered.
After preliminary investigation and Arzoo's relatives constantly raising suspicion over Khatri's family, police questioned Naveen yesterday and he "confessed" to the crime, police said.
Meanwhile, locals in Gurmandi locality, which comes under the jurisdiction of Model Town police station in northwest Delhi, complained of a terrible stench yesterday. Later, Arzoo's decomposed body was recovered from the shaft of Naveen's residence, police said.
"A case of murder has been registered and the accused has been arrested. Further investigation is underway," DCP, Northwest, Vijay Singh said.
While Arzoo was a final year student at Lakshmibai College under the University of Delhi, Naveen's only source of income is house rent.
The police are also probing the role of other members of the Khatri family, especially Naveen's father, in the incident as they had apparently objected to their relationship and wanted Naveen to marry the other woman, police said.
During interrogation, it also came to light that Naveen tried to dump Arzoo's body somewhere else and also attempted to cremate it once, but failed after which he threw it in the shaft of his house.
He got married two days later.
It is suspected that others in the family had knowledge of the crime, police said, adding that Arzoo's body has been sent for postmortem examination and several persons have been questioned so far.
A relative of Arzoo claimed that that she and Naveen wanted to marry, but it was mutually decided that marriage can't happen as they were from the same village.
"We were not aware that they were in contact with each other. When police went to Naveen's apartment with warrant. They found her dead and recovered her charred body," she said.
The family members also said that before Arzoo went missing, the victim attended all her classes and her phone was switched off 4 pm onwards, according to the relative.
(With PTI inputs)