WOMAN’S BODY FOUND IN LAKE AT HAUZ KHAS VILLAGE, South Delhi

South Delhi : Body of a 62-year-old woman was found in a lake of a park at Hauz Khas Village in South Delhi on Friday morning. Police said no foul play was suspected in the death and the cause of death is apparently due to drowning.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, South District, Chinmay Biswal, said, “A PCR call was received by the police around 10.40 am on Friday about the body being found in District Park Jheel. Police personnel from Safadar Jung Enclave reached the spot and sent the body for post-mortem.”

Biswal said the deceased woman has identified as Veermati, wife of late Attar Singh, a resident of Hauz Khas Village. Her son Ashok Kumar and brother-in-law Ramesh, who identified her, did not suspect any foul play, said Biswal adding that she used to go to the park for walk and was also last seen there around 9 am.

“The family members did not suspect any foul play and no injuries were found on the body. The apparent cause of death seems to be drowning,” said the police official. The body has been shifted to Safdarjung hospital mortuary and post mortem will be conducted on Saturday. Inquest proceedings under Section 174 CrPC are underway, the police official added. Police said, the woman was a widow and her late husband was a DTC employee.