STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 16 October
The Delhi police are suspecting an insider&’s role in the brutal murder of an army man’s wife at her house in Sarojini Nagar area of south Delhi.
The 24-year-old deceased, identified as Jayapal Sowjanya, was found murdered with several stab wounds on her neck. She was found murdered by her 31-year-old, husband, Srirama Kishore, who is posted with Army headquarters near Udyog Bhawan as a sepoy.
Kishore had found Sowjanya&’s body when he returned from office at around 6 pm. On questioning, he told police that Rs 1,500 cash is missing from Saujanya&’s bag, but investigating officers have almost ruled out robbery as a motive as the jewellery that Sowjanya was wearing, including gold rings, were found intact and the house was also not ransacked.
Police said her body was handed over to family on Wednesday after post-mortem at AIIMS. Initial post-mortem report revealed that she was killed between 10 a m and 11 a m on Tuesday.
Police are now trying to get clues through call data records of a mobile phone recovered from the house. Kishore said that the couple used only one phone, and it was the phone recovered.
Kishore further told police that he usually leaves home for office at 8.15 am and returns home at around 6 pm. A police team also visited Kishore&’s office on Wednesday and confirmed that he was working on Tuesday.
Prima facie, police said that the accused had a friendly entry as no marks of forcible entry were noticed in the house. Investigating officers are now probing different angles, including personal enmity and extra-marital affair. A case of murder was registered with Sarojini Nagar police station over Kishore&’s statement.
Sowjanya hailed from Andra Pradesh&’s Chittoor district and married Kishore last year. They used to live in a rented house at Mahipalpur before the government house at Sarojini Nagar was allotted to Kishore in July. Local police along with teams of STF, special staff and ATC are working on the case, but they are said to be clueless at present. Further investigations are underway.