Stuffs body in a bag then dumps it in East Delhi; files a missing case with the police
Suspecting his wife of having an extra-marital affair, a 25-year-old Ghaziabad resident allegedly murdered her. He then stuffed her body in a bag and dumped it in East Delhi late on Saturday. The accused Om Prakash also tried to mislead the police by filing a missing complaint of his wife Neetu Gaur (23), the police said.
The bag was recovered by the police on Tuesday morning at the instance of Om who was confronted with some of the evidence which did not corroborate with the sequence of events provided by him.
According to the police, Om had married Neetu nearly eight months ago but their relationship had strained soon after, as he suspected her. Neetu had been staying at her parents’ home in East Delhi’s Kalyanpuri for quite some time.
In his statement to the police, Om purportedly disclosed that he had called his wife to Noida on the pretext of watching a movie together. “After they had watched the film, he parked his car in a secluded area. He then strangled her to death in his car and stuffed her body in a bag he had brought with him,” said a police officer.
Another officer said that when Om was contacted by Neetu’s parents after he committed the crime, he concealed the fact that Neetu had come to meet him and even accompanied them to the police station where they registered a complaint of her disappearance.
However, in CCTV footages gathered from metro stations, the police found that Neetu was seen alone at Mayur Vihar Phase-I metro station, boarding a train towards Noida on June 21 (the day she went missing). In another CCTV footage captured on the same day, she was seen with her husband Om Prakash at Sector-18 metro station.
“The accused, in an attempt to mislead the police, had offered to aid the investigation. We found contradiction in his statements and during questioning he confessed to the crime and gave away the location where he had dumped the body,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Ajay Kumar.
After his arrest the accused told the police that he suspected his wife of having an affair as he found her phone to be too busy quite often. Prakash told the police that he had warned his wife not to be in touch with another man but she would not listen to him. They had a falling out after which his wife went to stay at her parents’ house.
Om is a management graduate and worked for a telecom company.