Police recovered a blood smeared body of a woman in a hotel room at Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas.
The body was wrapped with a bed cover.
It seemed the assailant had stabbed her repeatedly before covering her with the cloth. The police sent the body for autopsy and initiated a probe.
The hotel where the incident took place is situated at Lanka Bazaar under the jurisdiction of Kakdwip Police Station.
The servant, who was cleaning the lobby, knocked the door of the room. But he did not get any response.
The servant then called up the manager of the hotel and informed the matter.
The manager contacted the police.
On arrival, the police broke open the door and witnessed the body was lying on the bed. Cushion and mattress was drenched as blood was still oozing from the body.
The investigators took the blood samples and examined the room thoroughly. The hotelier was then grilled by the police.
The investigators came to know that the man with whom the lady came to the hotel was around 35 years old.
He was carrying a bag and had said that the lady was his wife. But he refused to give his voter identity card saying he was not carrying it.
“We have arrested the hotel owner as he has violated the rules. He should have taken the identity card which is a must for any tourist,” said an investigating officer.
The police locked up the hotel too, till the investigation gets over, the officer added.
The investigators have learnt that the woman was talking in Hindi. She wasn’t talking to the hotel boys but instead, she was ordering the man to bring food for her. “The attitude of the woman was suspicious. She was talking to someone over telephone for long time,” the officer further added.
Although, the couple introduced themselves as husband and wife, there was no indication that they were married. “The hotel boys suspected that they were not married. But they remained silent as the manager could not stop them from taking a room there,” said the officer.
However, the investigator said, some phone calls were made from the hotel rooms. The phone number which the man wrote at the hotel registration book was false.
He used a dagger or some other sharp weapon to stab the woman. He took away the weapon with him, which made us difficult to get his finger print,” said the investigator.