Police releases sketch of suspect in parcel case

Police on Wednesday released a sketch of a suspect who allegedly booked a parcel which contained a woman`s body even as police remained clueless about her identity.

Last Updated: Apr 13, 2011, 20:45 PM IST

New Delhi: Police on Wednesday released a sketch
of a suspect who allegedly booked a parcel which contained a
woman`s body even as police remained clueless about her
identity.

Investigators believe that the woman, aged around 25
years, was tortured and then murdered. "She bore burn injuries
and there were stab wounds on her body. We are yet to identify
her," the official said.
The body was parcelled by Milap Transport Roadlines
from Lahori Gate to its branch in Kishangarh in Ajmer by an
unidentified person. The sender has identified himself as `B`
and it has to be received by himself.

The body was discovered by workers of the
transportation company on April 8 in their Ajmer office after
foul smell started emanating from the parcel.

"Public at large is hereby informed that on April 2 at
about 7:45 PM a person had sent an iron box containing a dead
body of woman aged about 25-30 year to Kishan Garh (Rajasthan)
from Milap Transport, Pili Kothi, in the jurisdiction of PS
Lahori Gate Delhi.

"A case has been registered in Maidan Ganj in
Rajasthan. If any person has any information about the dead
body and the suspect, they should inform SHO of Lahori Gate
police station," a Delhi Police statement said.
People can contact police through 011-23953776 or
011-23925900.

More families approached police after seeing media
reports about the woman`s body to check whether the victim was
in anyway related to them. However, nobody could identify her
so far, the official said.

The post mortem of the victim has already been
conducted and it is believed that she was first drugged and
then stabbed to death.

After a family from Jalandhar which approached police
told that the victim was not related to them, the official
said police traced their daughter in Samalkha in Haryana`s
Sonepat last night along with her friend.

The family had alleged that she was murdered by her
in-laws and her body disposed off.

Police are also now planning to go for DNA tests to
ascertain the identity of the woman.

Investigators, meanwhile, stepped up their efforts to
identify the person who booked the parcel to Ajmer. Police
said they were trying to locate the rickshaw puller who
brought the body to the parcel office.

A Rajasthan Police team is camping for investigations
while Delhi Police is assisting them.

"The transportation company was negligent in handling
the parcel. They have not entered the name of the sender and
receiver properly in its register," the official said.

PTI