New Delhi: A 30-year-old woman’s decomposed body was found kept inside the box of a bed on Monday from a house in the national capital, police said, adding that her missing husband is the prime suspect in the alleged murder.
Police said, the incident came to light on Monday afternoon when a relative of the deceased informed police about her body being found from the box of bed in her rented flat in south Delhi.
“During investigation, we found that Maria Masih stayed with her husband Suresh Mehra in a rented flat at Tughlakabad Extension. Mehra is missing since last week.
“Prima facie it appears that Masih had kept her body in the bed box to hide it,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said.
A relative of Masih was trying to call her from the last a few days. When he failed to reach her, he decided to visit her and found that the door was locked and foul smell was emanating from the flat.
“He force-entered the flat and found the smell coming out of the bed box. He opened and found Masih’s body,” Biswal added.
“The body has been preserved at the AIIMS mortuary. The police are trying to locate Suresh,” the officer added.