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Delhi woman's body found in almirah, live-in partner booked

Apr 05, 2024 08:35 AM IST

The matter came to light after the victim's father approached the police on Wednesday after he was unable to contact her for a few days.

The body of a 26-year-old woman was found stuffed in an almirah at a house in southwest Delhi's Dwarka area, police said on Thursday.

The matter came to light after the victim's father approached the police on Wednesday after he was unable to contact her for a few days.(Getty Images/ Representational image)
The matter came to light after the victim's father approached the police on Wednesday after he was unable to contact her for a few days.(Getty Images/ Representational image)

The harrowing episode unfolded when Mustakim, alarmed by his inability to reach his daughter, Rukshar, for several days, approached the authorities on Wednesday, reported PTI.

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Upon receiving a distress call at 10:40 pm on Wednesday, a team from Dabri police station rushed to the woman's house in Dwarka's Rajapuri area, according to the report.

“Upon entering the flat, the body of the woman was found in the almirah of a room. The crime scene was inspected by the crime team and FSL,” a senior police official was quoted as saying.

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The victim's father suspects her live-in partner's role behind the murder.

The woman had been residing with her live-in partner, Vipin Tailor, in a rented accommodation for approximately one and a half months before the grim discovery, according to PTI.

However, a report by The Times of India suggests that Mustakim owned the Rajapuri house and he was the one who found her daughter’s body and then alerted the police.

According to the father, the victim had expressed fear for her life in recent conversations, citing instances of physical abuse inflicted by her live-in partner.

“Wounds were found on the body of the woman, and there were marks of strangulation on her neck. Objects in the house were scattered all around, indicating that Rukshar tried to resist. Her body was found in a 'sitting' position in a big almirah with sliding doors,” DCP (Dwarka) Ankit Singh said, as quoted by The Times of India.

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The police officer said the body was transferred to DDU Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

"Efforts are underway to locate the accused, Vipal Tailor, who is a native of Surat in Gujarat," the officer said.

"Based on the statement of the complainant, a case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused," he said, adding that police teams are also scanning CCTV cameras in the area to find out the crime sequence.

(With PTI inputs)

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