NEW DELHI: A 28-year-old Nepali was found dead in his rented flat in South Delhi with a sharp cut on his nape on Tuesday, said police.
Sunil Tamang’s body was found in his third-floor flat at Lajpat Nagar IV, where he was living along with a woman partner for over a year, and he worked in a restaurant, they said.
His mother belongs to a village in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, said police.
Police were apprised of the death by the landlord, A K Datta.
Police found blood splattered all over the floor around the body, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Chinmoy Biswal.
A sharp cut was found on the back his neck, he added.
Police said the victim’s partner had gone to meet her friend in Greater Noida on Monday at 11.30pm. When she returned on Tuesday around 2 pm, she found the door of the room unlocked from inside and the body inside, the officer added.
A forensic team subsequently examined the scene of a crime with a dog squad too pressed into service to sniff clues, the DCP said.
A case of murder has been registered and the body has been sent to AIIMS mortuary for post-mortem, the officer said.
Police are also questioning his partner and are looking for CCTV camera footage, if available.
They are also looking for phone-call records of the deceased, the officer added.
The woman told police the two had spoken over the phone till late on Monday night, the officer said.
The cause of death will be ascertained after post-mortem, police said.
(with inputs from Agencies)