A 40-year-old married woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances with a bullet injury inside a car in north Delhi’s Maurice Nagar area on Tuesday evening.
It is yet to be ascertained whether she killed herself or was shot dead by the man, suspected to be her paramour, inside whose car her body was found, police said.
The deceased woman has been identified as Anjali, who lived in outer Delhi’s Rohini with her husband and two children.
Anjali’s friend Naveen (28) met her near the Banta park in Maurice Nagar in the evening and they were talking to each other sitting inside Naveen’s SUV, said a police official.
Naveen is learnt to have called up Anjali’s sister and told her that Anjali had shot herself dead and he was going to commit suicide, following which Anjali’s sister raised an alarm and police were informed.
A thorough check was conducted and police spotted Naveen’s car in Maurice Nagar and inside the vehicle, they found Anjali’s body. A manhunt was launched and within minutes, Naveen was detained for questioning, the official said.
Naveen, a property dealer residing in Malka Ganj area, too got married earlier this month. He knew Anjali from the past seven year. It is suspected that both of them were in a relationship.
Meanwhile, Anjali’s body has been sent for postmortem examination and a probe has been initiated into the matter. The gun too has been recovered, the official added.