ANI Photo | Woman’s body found near Tilak Nagar MCD school was of Swiss national

An unidentified woman’s body found near the wall of an MCD school located in Tilak Nagar was that of a Swiss national, police said on Saturday, adding that the accused has been arrested.
Police said they have seized the car used in the commission of the crime by the accused.
Following the murder, as per police sources, accused Gurpreet dumped the body in the same car on a roadside.
During the interrogation, the accused revealed that he had met the woman through a social media networking website four years ago.
“The meeting, which took place three to four years ago, turned into a friendship, and the accused fell in love with the girl. However, the girl had another boyfriend, which did not go down well with the accused,” police said.
“The accused called the girl from Switzerland to India on the pretext of meeting her and then tied the girl’s hands and legs with a chain, saying that he would give her a surprise in 10 minutes and choked her to death,” police added.
According to the police, the accused had purchased a car by showing the ID of another girl and dumped the body in the Tilak Nagar area.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Vichitra Veer said on Friday they had received a call between 8:45 am to 9 am at Tilak Nagar police station about the incident, and specialised teams reached the spot.
“Prima Facie, we thought that it was a murder case. We registered a case under sections 302 and 201 and started an investigation… Nearby cameras showed a suspicious car passing by… We identified the car, it was brought from a second-hand car dealer in Janakpuri with cash… We traced an accused named Gurpreet. He was using the car… We apprehended Gurpreet from Janakpuri last night…”
“Only initial interrogation has taken place… He is not very cooperative… It is a confirmed fact that the body was dumped in a car… The victim was in touch with the accused for last 8-10 days…,” DCP Veer added.
Police said they have recovered Rs 1.5 crore from the accused, which he had allegedly acquired by selling the property.
Earlier, police said they had formed multiple teams after an unidentified woman was found dead near the wall of an MCD school located in Tilak Nagar on Friday morning

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