Homeless woman dies on footpath
NEW DELHI: The body of a homeless woman was found on a footpath near Lady Irwin College at Mandi House in the early hours of Saturday. Police were informed about the body at around 2 am. The woman is assumed to be aged between 35 and 40. There were reportedly burn injuries on the body. However, the wounds were not fresh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi), Madhur Verma said. A plastic bag containing food items was found near the body, he said, adding that no foul play is suspected. Police suspect that the woman died due to health issues or cold weather, the officer said.
Owing to Delhi's temperature dipping to a biting 4 degrees Celsius in the past few days, homeless people have nowhere to go but night-cum-recovery shelters. Such shelters have been set up at Sarai Kale Khan, Kashmere Gate ISBT, Nizamuddin and AIIMS among other places.