The bodies of two sisters, in their twenties, were found in a drain in the Alipur area of northwest Delhi’s Rohini under mysterious circumstances on Monday, the police said today.Also Read - Drunk Driver Fires at Another Vehicle in Delhi Cantt Area, 1 Injured; Police Suspect Road Rage

The girls, aged 22 and 25, were missing since September 19 and a case was registered at the Seelampur police station in northeast Delhi, a family member said. Also Read - Delhi Horror: 9-year-old Allegedly Gang-raped, Murdered, Then Forcibly Cremated by Priest, 3 Others

The sisters had left home saying they were going to a bus terminal, but did not return, following which the family approached police, he added. Also Read - 16-year-old Delhi Girl Hacked to Death by Stalker After he Was Slapped by Her Father

According to police, the girls could be identified through the tattoo on one of the girl’s hand which read Lucky. The elder girl was identified as Rukhsana and the younger sister was identified as Nabila. Lucky is reportedly the name of Rukhsana’s ex-husband whom she had left after a failed marriage.

According to the girls’ mother Shabnam, they had left home on the evening of September 19 saying that someone has called them at the ISBT bus stand to offer them job.

At around 5.40 pm, Nabila called Shabnam and told that they are riding in a car and going to Model Town area. After that, their phones were switched off. Unable to contact them, the worried family members lodged a missing complaint at the Seelampur police station.

Shabnam, in her complaint to police, told that her elder daughter Rukhsana had married a man of other community two years ago. However, the love marriage failed as the man started harassing her soon after and even tried to sell off his daughter he had from Rukhsana.

Suspecting Lucky to be behind the girls’ killing, Shabnam said that when Rukhsana came back to her home with her daughter and started preparation for second marriage, the suspect used to threaten her of dire consequences.

The cause of death of the sisters can only be ascertained after postmortem, the police said, adding that no injury mark was found on the bodies.