Former employee of the American Embassy School, who went missing on April 22 from Delhi, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the forest area of Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh on Friday morning.
The body of 38-year-old Leela Sharma was recovered by police in a decomposed state from Kamati forest in Dudadeh village in Sohagpur area.
According to police sources, Leela was possibly murdered by her maternal uncle, who is also a Congress leader, over a land dispute. Leela reportedly wanted to demarcate her 35-acre ancestral property which did not go down well with her uncle.
Police have arrested her uncle and his aide. They are also likely to probe Leela’s sister in connection with the case.