A 55-year-old nurse working in Lok Nayak Hospital was found dead in her staff quarter on Tuesday afternoon.
Visible injury marks,inflicted using a blunt object,were found on the body identified as that of Varsha Verma,working as the sister in-charge at the Nursing college of
L N Hospital.
While her gold ring was found missing,the gold chain that she was wearing along with other valuables inside her room were found intact,police said.
Police initially suspected it to be a case of robbery gone wrong. But they are now investigating why the assailants did not take away any other valuables in her room except her gold ring.
DCP (Central) Alok Kumar said,The husband of the woman claimed that her ring and one bangle were missing. No other articles in the room was disturbed. Two injury marks,inflicted using a blunt object,were found on her head.
Police said Varsha was staying with her husband in Chandni Chowk. He used to drop her off for work at LN Hospital and also collect her once her duty time was over.
Police said Varsha used the staff quarter as a place to rest in between duty hours.
According to police,Varsha left the college and came to her staff quarter around 12.30 pm. Eyewitnesses told police that she was seen going inside the room around the same time.
After coming back to her staff quarter,she called her husband and told him that she was resting in the room. However,when her husband called her back around 2.30 pm,she did not respond. He called her again around 3.30 pm and when there was still no response,he got worried and came over to the staff quarter. When he reached the quarter,he found the door ajar and Varsha lying dead on the floor, a senior police officer said.
Her husband then made a PCR call and alerted police.
The body has been sent for post-mortem examination to ascertain the exact cause and time of her death.
External injury marks are visible on her body. Some of the injuries appear like those sustained during a struggle. But there were no signs of such a struggle having taken place in the room as all articles in the room were intact. Facts will become clear once we get the post-mortem report. We are questioning the staff who were present in the quarters at the time of the incident , the officer said.
A case of murder and robbery has been registered at IP Estate police station.