: Southeast Of
Idgah, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi
: Built During The Khalji Reign.
About 200m southeast of the Idgah is the Chor-Minar, a rubble-built tapering tower, rising from a stand and provided with a staircase in its interior. It was built probably during the
On its outdoor there are several circular holes of unascertained use. It is supposed that the heads of thieves
(chor), who were caught and beheaded, used to be placed in these holes to deter others from engaging in theft, from which it also derives its name.