This Article is From Jun 14, 2011

Man found dead in his room, police suspect murder

New Delhi: A man was found dead today under mysterious circumstances at his rented accommodation in south-west Delhi with police suspecting it to be a case of murder.

Interestingly, the landlord does not know the name of his tenant who was introduced to him by a property dealer.

The incident came to light in Bindapur on Sunday night when the landlady Rajbala informed police that some foul smell was emanating from her tenant's room, a senior police official said.

Police said the victim was possibly strangled as there were marks on his neck while his hands were tied. To hide the victim's identity and mislead police, the murderers had also disfigured his face.

The owner of the house said she had rented the flat to the victim on the reference of a local property dealer.

The property dealer paid Rs 5,000 as advance and the victim shifted on June 10.

Two friends came to meet him on the same day and stayed there, the official said quoting the owner.

The police verification of the victim could not be done.

A PAN card of the deceased that he had given as identification proof has been recovered.

He also told the property dealer that he would be providing additional identification only after his brother and wife arrive in Delhi with the requisite papers, the official said, adding they have contacted their Mangalore counterparts to check the PAN card details as it had been issued from there.