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Delhi: Senior citizen raped and murdered by neighbouring street stall vendor

Delhi: Senior citizen raped and murdered by neighbouring street stall vendor
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A 55-year-old woman residing in Delhi was raped and murdered in Delhi.

New Delhi: A 55-year-old woman was found murdered at her rented residence on Saturday morning. The victim was living alone in Gulabi Bagh area of North Delhi as per the police reports. The woman does not have any family and ran a grocery shop in the area. When the victim didn't open her shop as per usual on November 30, the police were informed about the matter.

Inquiries were made and a Police Control Room van was dispatched to check into the matter.

As per the police investigations, the elderly woman who was living alone was raped and strangled to death by a 22-year-old boy. The accused has admitted to the crime. On arriving at her home in Kishanganj in Gulabi Bagh, officers found her dead body in mysterious circumstances. A case was registered and an investigation launched.

Deputy commissioner of police for North Delhi Monika Bharadwaj confirmed that the rapist and murderer has been arrested after he confessed to the crime. He said he entered into the woman's house to rob her, but proceeded to rape and murder her.

He has been identified as 22-year-old Dharmaraj. He worked at a streetside stall not too far from the scene of the crime. Investigations are still on for the crime.

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