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Delhi: Woman found dead, husband unconscious at home

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New Delhi, Sep 28: A woman was found dead and her husband unconscious at their house in northeast Delhi's Mustafabad area on Tuesday, police said.

It is suspected the man first killed his wife and later hurt himself with a sharp object following an argument, they said.

Delhi: Woman found dead, husband unconscious at home

Police received information regarding a quarrel between the couple around 12.30 pm in the New Mustafabad area. Police reached the spot and found that a woman was lying dead in a room on the second floor of the house, a senior police officer said.

She was identified as Neha, he said.

Her family members, who live in the same building, and the neighbours heard a two-year-old son of the couple crying. When they went to check, they found that the room was locked from inside, the officer said.

Thanks to September rains, Delhi records min temp of 23.6 deg CThanks to September rains, Delhi records min temp of 23.6 deg C

They broke open the door and found that the woman was lying dead with injuries on her neck. Her husband, Arman, was lying in an unconscious condition beside her and he too had injury marks, he said.

The man was shifted to GTB hospital by the family, he said. The couple had married about three years ago, he added.

A case under section 302 (murder) of the IPC has been registered. The sub-district magistrate was also informed as the marriage period is less than seven years, police said.

According to the police, the husband-wife duo had estranged relations.

Prima facie, it seems that they had an argument and Arman killed his wife, attacking her with a blunt object. He later hit himself too, they said, adding further investigation is underway.

The man is under treatment and stated to be of of danger, police said.

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