New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a body of a woman was found inside a freezer at a dhaba located on the outskirts of Mitraon village, Najafgarh, officials said. The accused, identified as Sahil Gahlot, has been arrested by the police. According to the police, they were in a relationship for a few years.
The DCP, Crime Branch, said, “The accused murdered his friend Nikki Yadav by strangulating her using a mobile cable when she called him to confront him as she came to know about him getting married to someone else. Sahil took her body to his dhaba in the fields & stuffed it in the refrigerator.”
The deceased was a resident of Delhi’s Uttam Nagar, the police said. Speaking to ANI, the victim’s father said, “The accused man should be hanged to death. We got to know about her death yesterday. She had visited home around 1.5 months ago.” The police said that Sahil killed the victim and married another girl on the same day. The incident took place on the intervening night of February 9 and 10.
The police said that they received the input about the incident on February 10 following which the team reached the Mitraon village in search of the accused who was absconding. The police stated that the accused tried to mislead the team during the initial interrogation. “But on sustained interrogation, he disclosed that he had killed his girlfriend in the intervening night of 9 & 10 February 2023 and kept her dead body in a refrigerator at his dhaba in a vacant plot situated on the outskirts of village Mitraon,” the police added.
The police said that Sahil and Nikki used to meet while going to their respective coaching centres in Uttam Nagar and became friends and later fell in love. In February 2018 the accused took admission in D Pharma in Galgotiya College at Greater Noida and the deceased also took admission in the same college in BA (English Hons.). Thereafter, both of them started living together in Greater Noida in a rented house. They became very close to each other and also travelled to several places such as Manali, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradoon etc,” the police said.
During the probe, it was revealed that “His family was pressurizing him to get married with some other girl and finally in Dec. 2022, the engagement and marriage of the accused with another girl were fixed for 09.02.2023 & 10.02.2023, respectively. The accused did not inform the deceased about his engagement or marriage plans.”
According to the police, when Nikki came to know about the marriage and confronted him about the same, the accused strangulated her with the help of a data cable of his mobile phone and put her dead body in a refrigerator. The accused then got married to another girl on the same day.