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, officials said.
The police constable worked as a computer operator at the Noida Sector 49 police station while the IT professional was the woman’s colleague in a leading MNC, the officials said.
The woman was found dead inside the hotel room on August 2 in a suspected case of suicide under Phase 2 police station area.
Her family later alleged foul play after which an FIR was lodged under Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (rape) and 302 (murder) and the matter investigated, a police official said.
“Both the police constable 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 death of the woman and the matter is being further probed,” the official said.
Another colleague of the woman, who has also been named an accused in the FIR, is on the run and efforts are being made to arrest him, the official added.
Meanwhile, the arrested police constable has been suspended from service with immediate effect and a departmental inquiry initiated against him, according to officials.
On the family’s claims of rape and murder, a senior official said the post-mortem report has ruled out rape and established that she died of “asphyxia as a result of antemortem hanging”.
Further investigation and legal proceedings in the case are being carried out, police added.