A 35-year-old woman was found dead in her flat and her flatmate is the prime suspect in the case as per reports. They allegedly had a drunken brawl in Majnu Ka Tila area of Delhi.
It is said that the accused, a 36-year-old woman was arrested today. Reports suggest that the accused did so after her late flatmate had abused her father who passed three months back.
Sapna, the accused, worked as a waitress or a decorator for parties. She is divorced and has a daughter, reportedly.
The incident took place in Majnu Ka Tila in north Delhi's Civil Lines area, police said to the media, adding they were informed about the incident around 7 am.
On reaching the spot, police found the body of 35-year-old Rani lying in a pool of blood with Sapna also there, according to the reports.
During interrogation, Sapna broke down and confessed to the crime, reportedly.
According to reports, she told police that she and Rani lived in a rented flat in Majnu Ka Tila. Rani used to work at a beauty parlour in Gurgaon.
On Monday night, Sapna and Rani along with a group of friends had a dinner party till around 1 am at their friend Neha's house in Aruna Nagar area of Majnu Ka Tila. During the party, Sapna and Rani, who were both drunk, had a fight, reportedly.
As per the reports, after the party, they both returned to their flat and continued drinking. Around 4.30 am, they again had an altercation which turned into a scuffle during which Sapna stabbed Rani with a kitchen knife in her chest.
The trigger for the assault, Sapna told police, was Rani's abusing her dead father.
Rani was rushed to a nearby hospital where she succumbed immediately, police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi said, "Teams of FSL and crime have inspected the spot. We have registered a case of murder under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. Based on the investigation, the accused Sapna was arrested after she confessed to her crime. Efforts are being taken to recover the weapon of offence."
#UPDATE | Delhi Police clarifies that the deceased is Rani and Sapna is alive.— ANI (@ANI) May 30, 2023
We received info regarding a dead body of a lady found in Aruna Nagar, Majnu Ka Tila, Civil Lines Delhi. After reaching the spot we found one Sapna (who is alive) and one dead body of a lady,…
After the post mortem, Rani's body will be handed over to her family, police said.
(With PTI inputs)