New Delhi: Police reported on Tuesday that a 24-year-old woman has been apprehended on suspicion of murdering the son of her live-in partner and concealing his body in a bed box.
Pooja Kumari, who resides in Ranhola, is accused of killing 11-year-old Divyansh. The motive behind the alleged crime, as per the police, was the minor being held responsible for his father’s failure to divorce his wife.
At approximately 8:30 pm on Thursday, BLK Hospital informed the police that a deceased boy had been brought in, with visible strangulation marks on his neck.
During investigation, footage from a CCTV camera was examined. It showed that the last person who visited the 11-year-old boy’s house was the woman, Pooja Kumari, a senior police officer said.
She had strangled the child to death when he was sleeping and then concealed his body inside the bed box, police said and added that the woman was in a live-in relation with the boy’s father Jitender.
Police checked footage of more than 300 CCTV cameras, leading to her arrest, Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Singh Yadav said.
The footage showed the woman in areas on the Najafgarh Nangloi Road — Ranhola, Nihal Vihar and Rishal Garden. Her location was zeroed in at Bakkarwala, the officials said.