The police is interrogating her roommate while searching for the whereabouts of the other who went missing since the incident occurred.
New Delhi: A 25-year-old doctor was allegedly murdered and her dead body was recovered from her rented house in Ranjeet Nagar area, the police said on Wednesday.
The deceased identified as Dr Garima Mishra hailed from Gorakhpur and was residing on the third floor of the building sharing flats with two other doctors, they, however, lived in a separate room.
The incident came to light when Garima’s cousin informed the landlord that her room is locked from outside, who in turn informed the police, who broke the lock to find the slit throat body of the slain doctor lying in a pool of blood.
Family members of the slain doctor revealed that she had to visit her hometown soon and the tickets were already booked. When she did not pick up her call for long, her cousin was sent to enquire about her.
The police on Friday arrested her flatmate Chandra Prakash Verma, a resident of Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh, from Roorkee, a senior police officer said.
Verma, a former colleague of the deceased, had been missing since then.
CCTV footage obtained from the area showed him leaving the apartment at 8.45 pm with a backpack.
The deceased used to stay in a room on a third-floor apartment and the accused used to stay in the adjacent room with another medical practitioner, Rakesh.
The two rooms had a common kitchen and the rent was shared among the three, the police said.
Raids were conducted by the central district police and the Crime Branch of Delhi Police at several places in the national capital and the adjoining areas, including Bahraich, from where the accused hailed.
"We are questioning the accused about the motive behind the killing," the officer said.