New Delhi: A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly murdering a woman in the Jama Masjid area, police said today.
The body of the 22-year-old woman was found in a guest house near Jama Masjid yesterday. The accused Azam has been arrested, they said.
Azam worked as a truck driver and had met her in Baghpat two years ago after which she had fled with him to Delhi. They also got married at a local mosque but she later went back to her husband, they added.
However, she kept meeting Azam and after the woman’s husband shifted to Badarpur here, they used to meet secretly at the guest house near Jama Masjid, police said.
Yesterday, they went to the guesthouse after Azam was called by her to Delhi, police said.
The woman started demanding Rs 10,000 from him which he had borrowed a year back. Azam said he didn’t owe her money but she insisted on it, they added.
She then allegedly thrashed Azam and threatened to file a false complaint against him following which he strangled the woman and fled with her belongings.
A team was formed to nab Azam who had mentioned his Panipat address in the hotel register and he was arrested today.