Twenty-seven-year-old Juliet Zonunmawi, who hails from Aizwal, was found bleeding in her Munirka flat on Thursday night. She was taken to Safdarjung Hospital by a friend, Virendra Singh from Haldwani in Uttarakhand, where she was declared brought dead.
Police said the autopsy reports were due in a couple of days. Her friends who were present in her house at the time of the incident are still being questioned, police said. “Juliet’s third-floor house is sealed and policemen are questioning neighbours,” Sachin Rai, a resident of the same building, told Newsline.
Though police registered a case of murder, they are also probing the possibility of a suicide. Based on Virendra’s statement that he found her bleeding in the kitchen, police have not ruled out self-injury.
After the post-mortem examination was conducted on Saturday, Juliet’s body was handed over to her brother Jeremy who flew down from Agra on Friday. The body was flown back to Aizwal where her family lives.
On Saturday, Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju in Gurgaon said he would bring up the issue with Delhi Commissioner of Police B S Bassi and urge him to ensure that issues and crimes concerned with residents from the Northeast are handed with care.