New Delhi: The body of a man with throat slit was found in northwest Delhi’s Azadpur area on Saturday, the police said. The body is yet to be identified and has been preserved in the mortuary, they added.

Police are also scanning through profiles of missing people at the local police stations to identify the body. The body will be sent for post-mortem if it is not identified within 72 hours, they said.

A case has been registered and investigation has been started.

In an earlier incident, a 15-year-old girl was killed after her throat was slit allegedly by some unidentified persons at her residence in west Delhi. The incident took place when the girl was at home in Khyala area with her 12-year-old brother and their parents were away. According to a complaint filed by the minor’s father, he and his wife were at his vegetable shop when the incident took place. Their son, who had gone out to play at the time of the incident, later informed them. “After reaching the spot, the girl’s throat was found slit with a sharp-edged weapon. She was taken to a hospital, where the doctors declared her brought dead,” a senior police officer said.

(With PTI inputs)