New Delhi, March 18 IANS | 5 months ago

A 20-year-old Delhi Police woman constable was smothered to death by her fiance at a guest house here, officials said Tuesday. The accused has been arrested.


The body of Priyanka Rani was found inside a room of the guest house in west Delhi's Janakpuri area by a staff member Tuesday morning.

Rani along with her fiance Mohit, employed with the Indian Navy but currently placed under suspension, checked into the guest house Sunday evening.

Police said no injury mark was found on her body. It seemed she was smothered to death.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Suman Goel said there was some dispute related to their marriage that led to the crime.

"Their marriage was fixed four months back but one of them was not happy with it," Goel told IANS, adding that the accused has been arrested.

According to a relative, Rani did not want to marry Mohit after hearing about his suspension. But they used to talk over phone.

"On Sunday, he telephoned her requesting to meet at some place in west Delhi. Without telling her family members, she met him and he took her to the guest house," the relative said.

Rani lived in Janakpuri while Mohit hailed from Haryana.

Rani's two sisters are also with Delhi Police.

(Posted on 18-03-2014)