A young Delhi woman is seen in security footage from her home near where she was murdered after being strangled by her boyfriend with a charging cable and placed in a refrigerator. Nikki Yadav’s body, 23, was found Tuesday in a refrigerator at a restaurant owned by her boyfriend Sahil Gehlot’s family. Sahil, 24, was arrested after leading police to the body.
Nikki Yadav was last seen on CCTV footage entering a rented house in South-West Delhi. In the February 9th video, she is alone. Police said she was murdered hours later by her pharmacy graduate, Sahil Gerot. Not far from home, the two fought in a car for about three hours to get Sahil to marry another woman.” As the debate escalated, Sahil strangled Nikki with a charging cable,” police said. He is said to have panicked and decided to hide the corpse in his family’s dabba freezer.
“We are looking into the CCTV footage and also scanning for more to collect evidence and establish what happened,” a police officer said. Nikki never knew that her live-in partner was engaged to another woman. She found out a day before his wedding, police sources said. Some reports said she had threatened to file a case if he married someone else. Other reports claimed she had booked tickets to Goa and was pressing him to go with her. After allegedly strangling Nikki, Sahil went to his parent’s home just 700 meters from where he hid her body.
Police Special Agent (Crime) Ravindra Singh Yadav said he received a call on February 10 saying a man had killed his girlfriend and married another woman on the same day. Police sources said Sahil “confessed” during interrogation and revealed where he hide Nikki’s body. Sahil’s new bride has reportedly returned to her parents. According to police, Nikki and Sahil met while preparing for medical school entrance exams and lived together for years.