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Army major's wife found dead near Delhi Cantonment, her throat slit and body run over by car

The police suspect she could have been murdered first and then run over by the killer.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: June 25, 2018 6:23 IST ]
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The wife of an Army Major was found dead near the metro station in Delhi Cantonment on Saturday. According to Delhi police, the woman's throat was slit and she was lying in a pool of blood. Police added that her body had marks that appear to have been caused by being run over by a vehicle. The police suspect she could have been murdered first and then run over by the killer. 

The police said that the woman had gone to the Army Hospital for physiotherapy at 10 in the morning. Her body was found at 1 pm. Her identity was ascertained after Major Dwivedi went to the police station around 4 pm to get a missing complaint lodged.

An official vehicle assigned to the Major dropped her outside the hospital. When the driver went to pick her up, he was told that the woman had not turned up for the physiotherapy session today, the police said.

The police suspect she could have been murdered first and then run over by the killer. 

A senior police officer involved in the investigation said that motive of the murder “could be personal reasons”. However, the police have ruled out the possibilities of robbery and sexual assault as a motive. "There are no signs of struggle. No articles are missing from the woman’s body, including ornaments,” the officer said. 

Meanwhile, the forensic examination team has been sent to the crime scene to collect evidence. Police said that investigation is going on and the crime will soon be brought to light.

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