The body of a 21-year-old woman student of Delhi University, who had gone missing a few days back, was on Sunday recovered from a shaft of her friend's residence, police said. The friend has been arrested.
Police said the body of Arzoo Singh was found in a semi-burnt condition from her friend's house in Model Town area of north Delhi.
The matter came to light after some residents of the area complained to police about some unpleasant smell coming out from the house of the accused—identified as Naveen Khatri.
Police said Khatri, who was the victim's neighbour, was arrested after several people were questioned when the woman went missing.
The woman, a final year student of Lakshmibai College under University of Delhi, was reportedly in a relationship with Khatri for years and they wanted to marry.
But Khatri's family members were aginst this relationship and they fixed his marriage with some other woman, a police officer said.
The victim left her college on February 2 and was missing since then, the officer said.
Initial investigation suggests that the victim was strangulated by Khatri, who dumped her body in a shaft at his residence.
Khatri reportedly wanted to dump the victim's body at some other place but could not succeed in his attempt.
He also tried to burn it once to erase the evidence, but again failed in his attempt, the officer said.
"We are also trying to ascertain the role of other family members of the accused as they were not ready to accept their son's relationship with the victim. They had raised objections to the relationship and wanted Khatri to marry another woman," the officer said.