Man arrested while trying to dispose of sack containing woman's body in Delhi

A man was arrested after locals in southeast Delhi area caught him trying to dispose of a woman's body, police said on Saturday.

Last Updated: Jul 09, 2016, 22:45 PM IST
Man arrested while trying to dispose of sack containing woman's body in Delhi
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New Delhi: A man was arrested after locals in southeast Delhi area caught him trying to dispose of a woman's body, police said on Saturday.

Shankar was allegedly trying to dispose of a huge sack, containing the body of his elder brother's sister-in-law near the bushes behind an under-construction building in Jamia Nagar past midnight when locals caught him.

During interrogation, the accused revealed that the woman, believed to be in her early 20s, lived with her sister and Shankar's brother at a construction site and had allegedly hanged herself to death after a heated argument with her relatives yesterday evening, he claimed.

Shankar's brother and his wife work as labourers at the construction site.

He said that his brother called him up in the evening and asked for help in disposing of the body as the contractor wanted the "mess" to be cleared at the earliest, the police official claimed.

A case has been registered and police are looking for the contractor and Shankar's brother who are absconding, he said, adding the body has been sent for postmortem, while the woman's sister and a few other labourers are being questioned.