The dead body of a 30-year-old woman was found in Malviya Nagar in Delhi inside her house, police said on Saturday. The police also said that the house was locked from inside. Post-mortem will clarify how the death occurred, they added.
The woman has been identified as Saniya Rai was found inside, an official said, adding that no external injury was seen as the body was decomposed.
"On Dec 8, the dead body of a 30-year-old woman was found in the Malviya Nagar area of Delhi. The body was found inside the house. The door of the house was locked from inside. Post-mortem will clarify how the death occurred," the Delhi Police said in a statement.
“A PCR call was received at around 7.30 pm on Friday at Malvia Nagar police station, about a foul smell coming from the woman’s flat," a senior police officer said. According to the police, a staff was immediately sent to the spot and the apartment, which was locked from inside, was opened in the presence of the owner and neighbours.
The spot was inspected by the crime team and the body was sent for postmortem, the official said. Police said that further proceedings under section 174 of the CrPC have been initiated and further investigation is underway.