New Delhi: A 25-year old jilted lover on Thursday tried to strangulate his married girlfriend and thinking she was dead committed suicide by hanging himself in east Delhi’s Ghazipur area, police said.
The deceased has been identified as Ajay, who used to work as a daily labourer, police said.
Police received a call around 11.30 a.m. from the landlord of the house where the 28-year old married woman was living. “We found the body of Ajay hanging from the ceiling fan, while the woman was lying unconscious on the floor,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Rishi Pal told IANS.
“The woman was rushed to hospital, where her condition is very critical,” the officer said.
According to police, Ajay was having relations with the woman for the last five to six months and used to visit her house in the absence of her husband.
“The woman has a three-year-old child who was dropped to school by her husband in the morning,” Pal said.
Police suspect that Ajay tried to strangulate the woman as she had objected to his visits in fear of her husband.
“Ajay committed suicide after assuming that the woman was dead,” the officer said.
A case has been registered and police is probing the matter.