New Delhi, May 8: The decomposed body of a 60-year-old woman was found inside a box below the bed at her apartment in north-east Delhi's Sonia Vihar area this morning, police said.
The deceased has been identified as Meena Kumari and the police is on the look out for her husband Rakesh who is missing since the incident came to light, a police official said.
It was around 10 AM that locals of Sonia Vihar called up police and informed them of stench emanating from the house of the couple, which was found to be locked from outside.
A police team rushed there and broke open the door and went inside following which they conducted a thorough search and found Kumari's body inside the bed box, lying face down. The body was at least three days old and it had decomposed beyond recognition.
A case of murder was registered and the body sent for autopsy, the official said. The cause of death could not be ascertained yet and the police are looking at all possible angles as the motive, with her missing husband being the prime suspect in the case so far.
Neighbours told police that the couple, who earlier used to live in Yamuna Bank area, had moved to the locality a couple of months ago. Kumari suffered from several ailments and Rakesh, who is a factory worker, often used to have fights with her over money.
In fact, the neighbours had not seen him for at least past two days, the official said.