A 42-year-old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances at former Union minister and Congress leader Kumari Selja's Lutyens' zone bungalow here this morning, police said. The deceased identified as Sanjay, was the husband of a domestic help working at Selja's residence. He himself was employed at the Sena Bhavan. The body was found inside the compound of Selja's 7, Motilal Nehru Marg residence around 7:30 AM.
Police got a PCR call from someone in Selja's staff around 8 AM about the incident following which local police, crime and forensic teams rushed to the spot.
"His body was found in a passage between the main residential building and the garden, away from his servant quarter. He had head injuries and he probably died of excessive bleeding. The body had scratch and bite marks on its neck, hand and back.
"The one-room servant quarter where he lived with his wife and two children also bore marks of struggle and blood stains," said a police official.
Sanjay was alone at the servant quarter last night. Yesterday, he had taken his wife Manju and two children - a daughter who is around 18-year-old and son who is around 16 year old - two his brother-in-laws' place in Laxmi Bai Nagar for Raksha Bandhan, he said.
One Sunita, who was sister-in-law of the deceased claimed that Sanjay got a call from one Jose, said to be a secretary in Selja's office at around 10 PM calling him at the bungalow following which he returned while his family stayed back at their relative's place. His body was discovered in the morning around 7:30 AM by his wife who searched for him when she returned home and found blood stains in their house. He then raised an alarm and police was informed.