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Delhi cops detained 19-year-old from Mumbai for stuffing fiance in bag after killing her

Delhi Police unfolded a murder case with 24 hours in which a 23-year-old woman's body was found stuffed in a bag at a building in Delhi's Vishwas Nagar area. The officials on Monday said the police have apprehended an accused from Mumbai.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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NEW DELHI: Delhi Police unfolded a murder case with 24 hours in which a 23-year-old woman’s body was found stuffed in a bag at a building in Delhi’s Vishwas Nagar area. The officials on Monday said the police have apprehended an accused from Mumbai.

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The 19-year-old accused, identified as Sultan, and the 23-year-old victim, Shama, a resident of NSA colony, were planning to get married. According to the police, Sultan’s family members were likely to visit Shama’s house on November 25 to fix their marriage. But, hours before his family’s visit to Shama’s residence, he allegedly strangulated her and fled the city.

A 19-year-old accused, exasperate over his 23-year-old fiance talking to other men, strangulated her to death with her own chuni (cloth), tied her hands and legs, packed her body in a jute sack and fled the city.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Rohit Meena said, a PCR call was received around 4.45 pm on Sunday regarding a body in a plastic bag in a rented accommodation at Vishwas Nagar.

Upon receiving an SoS call, a police team swiftly rushed the spot. When they opened the bag, they found the body of a woman with strangulation mark.

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The accused, who lives in Delhi’s Vishwas Nagar and hails from Bihar, worked in the delivery and packing department of an an e-commerce company.

The police said Sultan during investigation told the officials that Shama was known to him for the last 2-3 years and they were planning to get married. In the morning, Sultan called Shama to his rented house-cum-office at Vishwas Nagar, the DCP said. He objected to her speaking with other men and raised suspicion on her which sparked a heated argument, following which Sultan allegedly strangulated her with a chunni in a fit of rage.

Later, he allegedly tied her hands and legs and stuffed the body in a plastic bag. He locked the office, switched off his phone and fled the city, the DCP said.

After killing his girlfriend, the accused went to Mumbai by train and was staying with one of his familiarity, the official added. His location was traced to the Mulund area of Mumbai. A team reached there and nabbed the accused, the police said.

Sultan has been taken into custody under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the Indian Penal Code, they added.

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