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Uzbek woman’s murder: Police find car used in crime

New Delhi: Four days after a Delhi-based placement agent was arrested in connection with the murder of an Uzbek woman, the car in which the crime was allegedly committed was today recovered from south Delhi’s Khirki Extension.

The Indica car in which the alleged crime took place was found today at Khirki Extension area under Malviya Nagar police station, a police source said, adding that several mobile phones and women’s garments were recovered from inside the vehicle.

The accused, Gagan alias Gurvinder, who has been arrested, had purchased the car from a Khirki Extension resident around three months ago, but he allegedly did not get any sale agreement done, police said.

According to the source, after allegedly carrying out the murder, he left the car near the residence of its old owner with the excuse that he was going out of station for a few days and had no other place to park the vehicle.

Gagan had been misleading police in every point of the investigation due to which the recovery of the car took time, the source added.

Meanwhile, the other accused in the case, identified as an Uzbek woman named Naaz, is still at large.

A separate police team, who still believe that the woman has not fled the country, is looking for her in several cities, the source said.

The victim had gone missing from South Extension area here around seven weeks ago and was later found murdered with police saying that Gagan and Naaz allegedly abducted her on September 24 and strangled her to death inside a car.

The accused are thne alleged to have driven the vehicle to a village on the outskirts of Samalkha town in Haryana’s Panipat district. There they allegedly dumped the body in an open field and set it on fire, said police.

The victim had arrived here in August on a tourist visa and was to leave by the first week of October. She had travelled to Delhi on and off in the past eight years, police said.

The complaint in connection with the woman’s disapearance was registered on September 26.

When records were checked, it emerged that Haryana Police had found a charred body at a field in a village on the outskirts of Samalkha on September 25 and a case of murder was registered there, police added.

So far, investigators are going by Gagan’s version of the story, according to which Naaz had a dispute with the victim over the latter allegedly having driven away her clients in the past few years.