Saziya, resident of east Delhi's Maujpur, was found dead in hotel Karan Palace in central Delhi's Paharganj around 1.30 p.m.

"Saziya's body was recovered by a staff of the hotel. She had checked in with her husband Rashid Monday afternoon," said a police officer.

The room was locked from outside and Rashid was absconding.

"A hunt is on for the victim's husband, who is still missing. Prima facie it seems to be a case of strangulation. The victim's body has been sent for post-mortem," said the officer.