The decomposed bodies of a 39-year-old woman and an unidentified man were found in her rented accommodation in Govindpuri,Southeast Delhi,late Tuesday night.
Police said Pavitra Thapa was from Kathmandu,Nepal,and lived in Govindpuri with her husband. Together,they ran a snacks stall in the area. Police said they were not sure of the man,whose body was found in the house,was her husband. Additional Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Ajay Chaudhary said: We are trying to trace the victims relatives to identify the male body. We cannot be certain till relatives or acquaintances identify him.
A case of murder has been registered at the Govindpuri police station.
Police were informed after neighboured noticed a foul smell coming from the house.
Almost 10 days ago,Pavitras husband informed their landlord that they were going to Nepal. The house was locked since then. Last night,some neighbours noticed a foul smell and informed police, Chaudhary said.
Pavitras landlord Indira a widow who lives next door with her two children told Newsline that though the couple had been living in Govindpuri for over 10 years,they had moved to her house last year. They were childless. The womans brother used to visit her often. They were nice people and we had normal relations with them, she said.
Vijay Kumar (50),a neighbour,said: Thapa (Pavitras husband) was a very nice man. He was around 42 years old and sold momos and other snacks in Tilak Khand areas. We used to sometimes order food from his shop…. When police opened the door,the house was in a mess. There was blood all around. The male had his shoes and white socks on.
A senior police officer said Thapas tenant verification had not been done.
(Reporter is a student of EXIMS)