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New Delhi: A man was found dead today under mysterious circumstances at his rented accommodation in south-west Delhi with police suspecting it to be a case of murder.

Interestingly, the landlord does not know the name of his tenant who was introduced to him by a property dealer.

The incident came to light in Bindapur on Sunday night when the landlady Rajbala informed police that some foul smell was emanating from her tenant's room, a senior police official said.

Police said the victim was possibly strangled as there were marks on his neck while his hands were tied. To hide the victim's identity and mislead police, the murderers had also disfigured his face.
The owner of the house said she had rented the flat to the victim on the reference of a local property dealer.

The property dealer paid Rs. 5,000 as advance and the victim shifted on June 10.

Two friends came to meet him on the same day and stayed there, the official said quoting the owner.

The police verification of the victim could not be done.

A PAN card of the deceased that he had given as identification proof has been recovered.

He also told the property dealer that he would be providing additional identification only after his brother and wife arrive in Delhi with the requisite papers, the official said, adding they have contacted their Mangalore counterparts to check the PAN card details as it had been issued from there.

Woman used TV serial plot to kill partner

Woman used TV serial plot to kill partner
New Delhi: Delhi police claim to have solved the murder case of a Mumbai-based businessman after arresting two accused, Krishna and Rakesh Govind More. Krishna is a resident of Sadar Bazar area in old Delhi and Rakesh lives in Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai.

The incident had come to light on June 12 when a resident of Mansa Road Park area informed the police that blood was seeping from the doorway of his tenant's locked room. When the cops broke open the door, they found the decomposed body of a man inside. However, the body was not that of the person who had taken the room on rent.

The police formed a team to identify the dead and nab his murderers. During investigation, police found that the room where the body was found was taken on rent on June 10. The property dealer, Satnam, who had dealt with the tenant, said the place was rented out to one Raj Kumar. Kumar had said that his brother's family would stay in the place. As identity proof, he had given a photocopy of his PAN card to Satnam. Police found that the PAN Card copy was fake.

AK Ojha, DCP (south west Delhi) said: "We checked the call details of Satnam. One of the numbers was of Mumbai circle, so we sent a team there to find out whose number it was. Analysis of call records of this number revealed its movement in Delhi during the time of the incident. We matched its call details with that of suspect's mobile number. Following this, we nabbed a woman, Krishna, who owned the Delhi number. On interrogation, she said she had left her husband's place at Sadar Bazaar in old Delhi and shifted to Mumbai some time back. She had visited one of her houses at Mohan Garden area in south Delhi on June 9-10," said the police officer.

Krishna disclosed that during her stay in Mumbai she had lived with the deceased, Somnath Suverna. During their stay together, they had a dispute over financial matters. She wanted to get rid of Somnath as he always demanded money from her. She used to watch a Hindi detective serial on television and hatched a plan to kill Somnath by following one of the murder plots shown in one of its episodes. She hired a contract killer, Rakesh Govind, from Mumbai for Rs. 15,000 to kill Somnath. She asked Rakesh to rent a house and came to Delhi along with Somnath on June 8. It was Rakesh who had approached Satnam. On June 10, Krishan and Somnath went to the rented accommodation where Rakesh was already present. She mixed sleeping pills in Somnath's food and drinks. After he ate the food, they strangulated him.

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