Woman hammered to death by live-in partner of 5 days

New Delhi: A 20-year-old woman was bludgeoned to death with a hammer on Sunday night allegedly by her live-in partner,  45-year-old e-rickshaw driver. The couple were in a live-in relationship for the last five days in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, police said.

Ramvir who suspected the woman of having an affair with a man in his neighbourhood, was arrested from the crime scene, police said.

Romil Baaniya, deputy commissioner of police (south), said the woman was attacked on her head and face with an iron tool in a room on the fifth floor of a building where she was living for the last five days. The police control room was informed at around 11pm about the murder of a person near Shooting Range check post at Sangam Vihar, reported Hindustan Times.

“A team reached the crime scene and found a woman unconscious with injuries on her face and head. One man with blood stains on his clothes was found on the roof of the house,” said Baaniya. A case of murder was registered and the suspect, Ramvir, was interrogated.

During the interrogation, the DCP said, Ramvir revealed that he had met the woman five days ago and brought her to his home where they started living together. “On Sunday night, an argument broke out between the two over the woman’s affair. Ramvir killed her in a fit of rage,” he added.

Police said Ramvir ‘s wife lives separately in the same neighbourhood with their 20-year-old daughter. After killing the woman, Ramvir went to his wife’s house and told her about it.

“When his wife informed police about his crime, Ramvir returned to his home,” said a police officer associated with the case. The police is trying to locate the family members of the dead woman.