Noida Police have arrested a constable and an IT professional in connection with the death of a 26-year-old woman, whose body was found inside a hotel in Noida on August 2, it said. officials.
The police officer worked as a computer operator at Noida’s Sector 49 Police Station while the IT professional was the woman’s colleague at a leading multinational company, officials said.
The woman was found dead in the hotel room on August 2 in a suspected suicide in the Phase 2 police station area.
His family later alleged foul play, after which an FIR was filed under Sections 376 (rape) and 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and the matter was investigated, a said a police official.
“The police officer and the woman’s colleague were arrested on Friday evening. The three were mutual friends and the role of the two men has come to light in the woman’s death and the case is under investigation. further investigation,” the official said.
Another colleague of the woman, who has also been named as an accused in the FIR, is on the loose and efforts are being made to arrest him, the official added.
In the meantime, the arrested police officer has been suspended from duty with immediate effect and a departmental investigation has been opened against him, officials say.
Regarding the family’s rape and murder allegations, a senior official said the post-mortem report ruled out rape and established that she died of “asphyxiation following ante-mortem hanging”.
Further investigation and prosecution in this case are ongoing, police added.