23-year-old woman constable found dead in Delhi guest house; fiance arrested


A 23-year-old police constable Priyanka Kumari was found dead at a guest house in Delhi on Monday morning. Her fiance, former Navy officer Mohit Sharma, has been arrested in connection with the case.

Mohit was on the run since Priyanka’s death, but was arrested from his village in Haryana.

According to the police, Mohit had booked a room at the Neel Gagan Guest House in Sagar Pur area of South West Delhi on Sunday and had told the manager that Priyanka is his wife. Later that evening, Mohit was seen leaving the guest house.

Next morning, when the guest house manager called the room, no one answered. He then broke open the door with the help of the staff, the police said. Priyanka’s body was found lying on the bed, they added.

The police said that Mohit and Priyanka got engaged last year, but it was called off after her family found out that Mohit was allegedly an alcoholic and had behavioural issues.

He was reportedly discharged from the Navy because of the same reason. Mohit remained in touch with Priyanka but soon realised that marriage was off the cards.

According to police, he started hatching the plot to kill her when he reached Delhi three months back from Goa where he was posted while serving in the Navy. “There was some marriage related dispute between them,” said Suman Goel, DCP, Delhi South West.