Jindal family murder probe: Police still in the dark

Jindal family murder probe: Police still in the dark

Jindal family murder probe: Police still in the dark

An 82-year-old woman, her three daughters and their guard were found murdered at their house in Shahdara, east Delhi, on Saturday morning. Police sources said that property angle is being probed among other motives behind the murder. The security guard was identified as Rakesh Kumar, 42.

Some people known to the family had claimed in front of the police that the killings could be a fallout of a property dispute, a charge denied by the family which claimed that the killings were carried out by robbers. It may be either a ploy to hoodwink the investigators or the killers were looking for some property-related papers, they said. We have registered a case and have started investigations and efforts are on to nab the culprits. Urmila lay on the bed, Anjali and Nupur were on the floor and Sangeeta on the sofa.

The bodies have been sent for the post-mortem.

The house is located in a compound where seven families comprising 40 members reside. When household helps and some family members rushed upstairs to fetch the auto keys, they found the women's bodies in the living room. "Their throats were slit with meat choppers", said a police officer. Police suspect that some labourers could be behind the crime. "No one heard anything". "A towel and a pillow, which might have been used to smother the victims, were also lying next to the bodies", said Shakun, wife of Urmila's nephew. The deceased women belonged to a family having oil business in the area. "They looked like a happy family", said a family friend.

As per CNN-News18, the deceased were stabbed with a sharp weapon, which has been recovered from the spot.

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