Woman from Mizoram found dead in Delhi, one detained

A woman from the Northeast was found dead in the capital on Thursday night.

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Oct 17, 2014, 15:36 PM IST

New Delhi: A woman from the Northeast was found dead in the capital on Thursday night.

The woman aged 24, identified as Juliet, was found lying in a pool of blood at her home in Munirka, south Delhi, by her neighbour.

Police sources said the woman, who hailed from Mizoram, had sustained serious head injuries and stab wounds in her abdomen. Her body was taken to the Safdarjung Hospital for post-mortem.

"The victim was lying in a pool of blood and had head injuries. She had been stabbed in the abdomen," a police official told a news agency.

A case of murder has been registered and investigations are underway, they added.

Police suspect the woman's male partner, identified as Virender Singh, could be involved in the murder. He has already been detained.

Police said Juliet had come to Delhi around five years ago and had been staying in Munirka for the last few months with Virender Singh.

According to police, Juliet was working in a call centre while Virender Singh was preparing for the civil services exam.

(With agency inputs)