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Manipuri woman found dead in Delhi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A 20-year-old Manipuri woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her rented accommodation here Thursday, police said.

Aben Sofia was found dead by her room partner around 11.30 a.m. when she tried to wake her up.

Sofia, who came to Delhi over a week ago, was staying at the rented flat of her Manipuri woman friend at Munirka village in south Delhi.

"We received a call from the room partner of the deceased that her roommate was found dead on her bed," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police P.S. Kushwaha told IANS.

"It seems to be a case of either suicide or food poisoning. But it would be too early to confirm anything until the woman's autopsy report is available," he said.

No suicide note was found on the spot, and the officer ruled out the possibility of any foul play.

Police said both the roommates were sleeping on the same bed till 8 a.m. in the morning.

"Sofia's roommate woke up around 8 a.m. and found her breathing properly. But around 11.15 a.m. when she tried to wake Sofia up, she did not find any movement in her body. The roommate got worried and immediately alerted her neighbours as well as police," said another police officer.

The officer said the flat on the third floor was sealed until officials from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) picked up the evidence.

"Sofia's body has been sent to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where her autopsy will be conducted by a panel of doctors. The incident will be probed from all possible angles," the officer added.

First Published: Thu, March 20 2014. 20:00 IST