Shraddha Case repeats, Woman’s body found in dhaba owner’s freezer in Najafgarh
15 February, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
According to several reports, a 25-year-old man's body was discovered inside a dhaba's freezer in Najafgarh on Tuesday. The police suspect a love angle in the case.
Several months after the Shraddha Walkar murder case that shook the entire nation, another horrifying murder case of a girl belonging to Uttam Nagar surfaced on Tuesday.
According to several reports, a 25-year-old man’s body was discovered inside a dhaba’s freezer in Najafgarh on Tuesday. The police suspect a love angle in the case.
The woman was killed two to three days ago, according to the Delhi Police, and her body was kept in the dhaba’s freezer. After the shocking case became public, the owner of the dhaba, Sahil Gehlot, was arrested and is being held as the prime suspect.
As quoted by ANI, a senior police officer said, “The dhaba owner, Sahil Gahlot, has been apprehended on suspicion.” The Delhi Police has further said that as determined by initial investigations, Gehlot and the woman were in a romantic relationship.
According to the police officers, the victim woman and Gehlot were in a relationship before the accused decided to marry another woman. Disturbed by this news, the girl confronted him and demanded that he instead marry her.
Enraged by the victim girl’s actions, he allegedly murdered her and hid her body in the dhaba’s freezer. The body was sent for an autopsy, and it was determined that she was murdered two to three weeks ago.
The mortal remains of 25-year-old Haryana woman Nikki Yadav, who was found dead in a freezer at Delhi’s Mitraon village on Tuesday, was taken from Rao Tularam Memorial Hospital to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital for post-mortem on Wednesday.
Speaking to ANI on Wednesday, her father Sunil Yadav said, “The post-mortem will be done today. It will take time. They didn’t tell us anything, and only showed us the body to enable identification.” Nikki was strangled to death allegedly by her live-in partner after she came to know of his impending marriage with another woman, police said.
After his arrest on Tuesday, the accused Sahil Gehlot was presented before a Delhi court and sent to five-day police remand.
Delhi Police Crime Branch, meanwhile, said it has recovered the car in which Sahil allegedly murdered Nikki. He also transported her mortal remains to the dhaba (eatery) in the same vehicle, police added.
According to the police, Nikki called Sahil after learning that he was going to marry another woman. In a fit of rage, the accused killed her and hid the body in a freezer at his dhaba, the officer said, adding, “The incident occurred around two to three days ago.”