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“The woman was missing since Friday. Her body was found with hands tied at a paddy field in Gendrabeel area of the district Saturday night. It seems she was raped, but nothing can be said for sure before the arrival of the postmortem report,” the officer said. Also Read - Amitabh Bachchan Contributes Rs 2 Crore Towards Covid-19 Care Facility in The Capital
A probe has been launched into the matter. Meanwhile, efforts are also on to nab the culprit. Also Read - Delhi CM Kejriwal Urges Centre For Increase in Monthly Vaccine Supplies During May to July
In another incident, the body of a minor girl was found stuffed in a trolley bag at a roadside near Yamuna Biodiversity Park on Sunday. Police were informed about the incident at 7.30 AM and a team from the Timarpur police station visited the spot, an official said.
When police opened the unclaimed bag, the body of an almost eight to nine-year-old girl was found, Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) Nupur Prasad said. The police spotted a strangulation mark on the neck of the victim, she said.
The body was rushed to Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital.
Meanwhile, police are also scanning through profiles of missing girls and trying to identify the deceased, the DCP said.