70-year-old found murdered at Samachar Apartments flat in Delhi | delhi | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jun 29, 2017-Thursday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

70-year-old found murdered at Samachar Apartments flat in Delhi

The elderly man, father of a producer in Rajya Sabha TV, was stabbed multiple times in his chest and abdomen.

delhi Updated: Jul 20, 2016 18:03 IST
Karn Pratap Singh
Senior citizen
Samachar Apartments in Mayur Vihar-I where Vijay Kumar was found murdered.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

A 70-year-old retired government employee from Kerala was found murdered at his flat in Samachar Apartments in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar on Wednesday afternoon.

The elderly man, father of a producer in Rajya Sabha TV, was stabbed multiple times in his chest and abdomen.

The flat was ransacked and valuables were missing. Police suspect it to be a case of murder for robbery, though they have not ruled out the possibility of other motives. There was no sign of forced entry into the flat. Police suspect the involvement of somebody known to the victim.

Also read | Sacked domestic help held for killing elderly woman in Kalkaji

The deceased, Vijay Kumar, lived with his wife in their flat on the fourth floor. Kumar’s wife works with the income tax department. She was at her office when Kumar was murdered. The couple had moved into the flat four months ago. Before that they lived with their daughter, Ambali Vijay Kumar’s family in the same apartment, said police.

A senior police officer said that the crime came to fore around 2 pm when Kumar’s daughter returned from office and went to meet her father. Ambali used to visit her parents every day. She found the main iron and wooden doors of the flat ajar.

“Ambali thought that her father had left the doors open as he knew she would be visiting him after work. She went inside and found the LED TV lying on the floor in the hall and other items lying upside down. She rushed to his father’s bedroom and found him lying in a pool of blood on the bed,” said the officer.

Also read |‘Slapped’, domestic help stabs elderly woman 22 times in Dwarka

The woman raised an alarm and alerted the security guards of the apartment. The police control room was informed about the crime. A police team along with forensic experts reached the flat and lifted important evidence from the murder scene.

“The body has been sent to a government hospital for autopsy. We are waiting for the autopsy report to ascertain the exact cause of death,” the officer said.

A case was being registered in connection with the crime. The police are also examining footage from the CCTV cameras in the apartment to ascertain if any suspicious person visited the flat before Kumar’s murder.

Kumar’s neighbours claim that Samachar Apartments is one of the most secure apartments in the locality.

This is the fourth case of murder of senior citizens reported within a fortnight in the city. The first two were reported from Kalkaji in south Delhi and Pachim Vihar in west Delhi. The third murder took place on July 15 in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka.