Two drivers were arrested for allegedly murdering a woman and dumping her body in south Delhi,police said today.
Sikender Singh (28) and Pradeep Singh (30) were apprehended for allegedly strangling to death a 25-year-old woman when she resisted their “physically aggressive” behaviour with her,Ashok Chand,Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime),said.
The woman’s body was discovered in Nehru Place on April 24,he said.
After establishing the identity of the woman,police found out that she was dropped near Defence Colony by her husband,an auto driver,on April 23.
She had called her husband later and told him she was going with two men in a taxi,he claimed.
Intensive searches were conducted after a registration number was given by the husband.
It was found that the vehicle was attached to a travel agency in Nehru Place.
“It was found that that the vehicle was owned by Pradeep. A team was sent to Ropar from where Pradeep hailed. However,it was found that Pradeep had left for Delhi. Yesterday,he was tracked to Moti Bagh and was arrested along with Sikender,” Chand said.
During interrogation,Chand claimed,the duo told police that they had met the woman and gave her lift with her consent.
“When they became physically aggressive,she resisted and they strangulated her. After strangulating her,they went to Nehru Place and dumped the body,” Chand claimed.
Sikender is working as a taxi driver in Delhi for the past 6-7 years while Pradeep came to Delhi in 2002 and started working as a taxi driver at Nehru Place.
Recently,he purchased his own taxi which was used in the crime.