IAF official’s wife found dead

New Delhi: A former IAF wing commander’s wife was found dead at her house in Dwarka’s Sector-7 area, police said. The deceased was identified as Meenu Jain (52), a resident of Air Force Naval Officers’ Enclave in Dwarka Sector-7, they added.

According to a senior police officer, Meenu’s father HP Garg (76), a retired IIT Delhi professor and currently working on a research project at the institute, said his son Darpan called him on Thursday evening to inform that Meenu was not keeping well. He left his office for Meenu’s residence at around 7.45 pm. On the way, as he called his daughter, she said she was fine, the officer said. The deceased also told her father that she had eaten cashew nuts, which had led to some reaction. Garg still went to her daughter’s house on Thursday. He called her again at around 7 am on Friday but her phone was not reachable following which, he, along with Darpan, went to her house. The main door to the house was open while another wooden door was closed.

They knocked on the door. When there was no response, Darpan entered the house from the neighbour’s balcony, the police said. He broke the glass and entered the house to see Jain lying unconscious in her room. Jain’s maid, who had a pair of keys to the house, came there at around 8.30 am. She tried to open the door but it was jammed. Subsequently, the door was broken open, the police said. Jain was rushed to the Ayushman Hospital in Dwarka Sector-10, where she was declared “brought dead”, they added. The police were informed about the incident at around 9 am and a case under sections 302 (murder) and 392 (robbery) of the Indian Penal Code was registered.