30 Aug 2022
Indore, Madhya Pradesh (India)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2022/30-Aug-2022/Zoya
Zoya was found strangled and mutilated by authorities after being reported missing on 28 August 2022.
Her killer, Noor Muhammad was subsequently arrested and charged with her murder.
The police solved a mysterious death case after they discovered a body in Madhya Pradesh's Indore. The accused has been arrested.
The body was discovered on Tuesday in Indore's scheme number 134 area.
According to the police, the victim has been identified as [deadname] alias Zoya Kinnar, who was missing since August 28.
The body of the [trans woman] was found at one place, while the other part of the body was found at the house of the accused who killed the victim.
Indore zone 2, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Sampat Upadhyay who disclosed the mystery said in a press conference, "The body was identified as [deadname] alias Zoya Kinnar, who was missing since August 28."
On the basis of CCTV footage, the police interrogated Noor Mohammad, a resident of Khajrana in this case, the DCP said.
Noor Mohammad told in the interrogation, that his wife had gone to her maternal home, during which she talked to transgender Zoya on social media, after which he had invited Zoya to meet him at his house, the police said.
"When Noor Mohammad learned that Zoya was transgender, there was an argument between the two, and as a result, Mohammad strangled Zoya to death," DCP said.
"He cut Zoya's body into two pieces, stuffed one piece in a sack and threw it into the bushes close to the bypass. The other part, who he was unable to throw away, he hid that in a box in his house," he added further.
The police recovered the other half of the body from Noor Mohammad's house. A murder case was registered against the accused and he was arrested.