Delhi horror: Police find woman's decomposed body stuffed in a suitcase

New Delhi: The body of an unidentified woman, aged around 25 years, was found inside a bag in an e-rickshaw in east Delhi's Mayur Vihar area on Thursday. It is suspected that the woman was strangulated to death at least a day ago, as the body had started to decompose.

The incident came to light when a constable patrolling the area checked the bag kept in an e-rickshaw parked on the road, said police. When the e-rickshaw driver was questioned, he told the police that a man had asked him to carry the bag on his vehicle till the metro station while he would follow him on his own two-wheeler but he never turned up.


The suitcase in a rickshaw was spotted by a police officer in Mayur Vihar. Image courtesy: IBNLive

The driver claimed to have parked the vehicle and walked nearby looking for the man, but the police team spotted it and found the body after inspection, they said.

A case of murder has been registered and police are preparing a sketch of the man who handed over the bag to the driver, they further said.

The woman was wearing a kurta and a jeans but carried no document or mobile phone which could have helped the police in ascertaining her identity.

There was also a muffler wrapped around her neck, police said.

The police have also not ruled out the possibility of sexual assault but said that it can be verified only after medical examination.