A day after a man from Kerala and a woman were found dead in a west Delhi hotel room, police suspect they were in a relationship. Police said the woman was married and had a four-year-old son. On Saturday evening, the bodies of the man, K Suresh, and the woman were recovered from room number 211 at Aman Deluxe Hotel in Rajouri Garden. Their faces were covered with cellulose tape. Police suspect they suffocated to death.
An engineer by profession, Suresh hailed from Puduvalli Pallippad village in Alappuzha district. He was working with a solar company in Jaipur but quit after he got an offer from a company in Tamil Nadu. The woman worked as a nurse in a Delhi government hospital, Suresh’s relative said.
Police sources said Suresh and the woman’s husband were cousins. On October 15, Suresh had come to stay with them at their home in Bindapur.
“The woman’s husband grew suspicious and questioned their relationship, following which an argument ensued. On October 19, around 2.30 am, the husband asked the two to leave the house. Later, he approached a local police station in Bindapur and lodged a complaint saying his wife was missing,” a police source said.
Meanwhile, the couple checked into the hotel around 8.30 am on Friday. Suresh told the hotel staff that the woman was his wife. He said he had no proof to show they were married but had photos of the two of them on his phone.
The hotel staff told The Indian Express that after collecting his Aadhaar card as proof of identity, they allowed the duo to check in. They did not come out after that. “We informed police around 5.30 pm on October 20, when there was no response from the couple despite repeated knocks on their door,” a staff member said.
DCP (west) Vijay Kumar told The Indian Express that the woman’s husband did not tell police that his wife had left the house with his cousin. “While Bindapur police were looking for the woman, their bodies were recovered from the hotel. We are trying to establish where the duo were between 2.30 am and 8 am on Friday,” he said.