A 22-year-old was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Chandra Vihar in East Delhi on Tuesday evening. Poonam was alone at the house of a family friend when the assailants struck.

Poonam, who often visited the house of Uma Shankar and his wife Munni, was on one such visit. On Tuesday, all members of his family, including the couple and their three sons, had gone out.

According to the police, Munni returned three hours later and knocked at the door of a room on the second floor of the house. When there was no response, she went to the terrace to check. When she returned, she found the door open and Poonam lying in a pool of blood with her throat was slit. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was declared brought dead.

A case has been registered.