A 22-year-old Delhi woman, whose body was found inside a suitcase near the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura last week, was killed by her father, Uttar Pradesh police said today.
Aayushi Chaudhary's parents have been arrested for her murder, according to the Mathura Superintendent of Police.
Nitesh Yadav allegedly shot his daughter dead, furious that she had "gone out for some days" without telling him. He was also enraged that she had married a man from a different caste, and that she often stayed out till late night, sources said.
Aayushi Chaudhary was pursuing a Bachelor of Computer Application in Delhi.
After the police recovered the suitcase, they began tracing phones, checked CCTV footage, used social media, and also put up posters in Delhi to identify the woman.
Concrete information about her, however, was received from an unknown call on Sunday morning, and later, her mother and brother identified her through photographs.
The father, who lives in Badarpur in south Delhi, was arrested after the police questioned him when he went to identify the body.
According to the police, Aayushi had married a man named Chhatrapal, from another caste, without telling her family.
Her parents were angry at what they believed was her defiance and 'stubborn' attitude.
After shooting Aayushi with his licensed gun, Nitesh Yadav allegedly packed her body in a suitcase and dumped it in Mathura.
Aayushi's body was found wrapped in plastic in a large red suitcase near the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura last Friday.
There was blood on the face and head and there were injury marks all over the body, the police had said.
The suitcase was spotted by labourers, who then called the police.
The family is a native of Baluni in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur and migrated to the national capital after Nitesh Yadav found a job there.