Chandigarh, January 15
Mystery shrouds the murder of a woman, whose body was found with stab wounds and cut marks in the woods near the Chandigarh railway station this morning. A safai karamchari at the Mauli Jagran police station, the woman had left for her home in Mauli Jagran village yesterday around 6 pm, which is barely 2 km away from the police station, but never returned, informed Vilayati Saini, SHO, GRP, Chandigarh Railway Station.
Cut marks all over body
The woman’s body was fully covered in clothes, but there were cut marks all over her body. A small knife has also been recovered from near the woman’s body. She was probably stabbed. — Vilayati Saini, SHO, GRP
‘She went back for havan ceremony’
My mother had left for work at the police station and returned home, but she had to go back to the station again for a havan ceremony. She told me that she would return, but she didn’t. — Victim’s son
At least 10 stab wounds: FIR
- According to the FIR, the woman had 10-11 stab wounds starting from the right side of her neck down to her right leg.
- The woman is survived by her physically challenged husband, a son and a daughter. Hired by a private company, the FIR states that the woman was working at the police station for the past six months.
“The following morning, some passers-by from the village informed us about a body lying in the forest area near the Panchkula side of the railway station. The GRP and the local police reached the spot to probe the woman’s death. We have registered an FIR under Section 302 of the IPC,” Saini said.
Divulging details from the scene of crime, Saini said, “The woman’s body was fully covered in clothes, but there were cut marks all over her body. A small knife has also been recovered from near the woman’s body. She was probably stabbed.”
A devastated son, while mourning the death of his mother, sobbed as he narrated the last memory of seeing his mother alive, “It was a usual day. My mother had left for work at the police station and returned home, but she had to go back to the station again for a havan ceremony. She told me that she would return, but she didn’t. This morning, we came to know that she’s no more. It’s a loss that we cannot bear,” he said.
While the GRP are still probing the murder, they do not have a concrete idea if the woman was sexually assaulted. “We cannot say anything as yet. The matter is still under investigation and a lot depends on the post-mortem report. The body has been sent to the Civil Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula,” said Saini.
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