New Delhi, Sep 14 :
The decomposed body of a 22-year-old woman, missing since Sep 10, was recovered from a wooded area just across the sprawling presidential estate, police said Sunday.
The body was recovered Saturday from Buddha Jayanti Park, they said, adding that the deceased was a resident of central Delhi’s Anand Parbat area.
“The matter came to light when a gardener noticed some foul smell emanating from the bushes. The gardener went inside and found a decomposed body lying there,” said a police official.
Police said the woman’s legs had been infested with worms, forcing them to believe that she must have been killed on the very day she went missing.
Police ruled out the possibility of rape but said they were waiting for the autopsy report to ascertain the exact cause of her death.
“The woman’s parents had filed a missing complaint Sep 10 when she did not return after leaving home for work on that day,” said the official.
“The woman was pursuing a computer course after completing her schooling from a government school,” the official added.
The Buddha Jayanti Park had grabbed news headlines in 2003 when four members of the elite President’s Bodyguard gang-raped a 17-year-old student. Since then, patrolling in the park has been intensified.