Delhi Police have identified bodies of two women found mutilated in Vasant Vihar on November 18 and November 25 and suspect the victims knew each other.
Police sources said a monetary dispute between the women and their employers are the likely cause for the brutal murders.
The first body was found in a sack a few hundred metres from Vasant Vihar Police Station, while the the second was recovered on November 25 from a sewer tank of a building in Munirka. Before the bodies were identified, police believed both were isolated cases.
Joint Commissioner of Police (southeastern range) R P Upadhyay told The Indian Express that a special team of south district was investigating the case.
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“We have identified the bodies and have uncovered some vital clues. The accused will be arrested soon. This murder could be related to a dispute over money,” he said.
Sources said it is likely that the victims knew each other and were involved in the same profession.
“There was a monetary dispute involving the two women and their employers, which prompted the latter to commit the murders,” said a senior police officer.
He added that both bodies had injury marks, bore tattoos and were decomposed. Both women also lived in Munirka.
Police sources said the modus operandi in both cases were also similar.
“In each case, we believe the murder was carried out far from where the body was recovered. The bodies were half-naked. Initially, we spoke to tattoo artists in Vasant Vihar to establish the identities of the victims. We have also managed to reach out to their families,” another police officer said.
While police sources said one suspect had been identified, they believe the murders involved more people. Several police teams have carried out searches where the suspects were allegedly hiding, said a senior police officer.