A 70-year-old journalist, who worked as a sub-editor with Kadambini magazine before retiring, was found dead at his house in west Delhi’s Hari Nagar on Friday night.
The victim, Jagdish Chandra Kesh, a native of Agra was living with his second wife in the DDA Flats residence. The police suspect property dispute to be the motive behind the murder.
According to the police, his body, with deep stab wounds below the eyebrows, was found in his study with blood around. The incident was reported on Saturday by Chandra’s wife who found his body.
“The victim used to sleep in his study on the second floor while his second wife Naina Bhatnagar slept on the first floor. This morning, when Chandra did not come down, Naina went to check on him and found him dead,” said a senior police officer. According to the police, the victim’s wristwatch and a gold ring were missing. They said the the items were taken to make it look like a robbery but evidence points it to be a murder.
“Chandra has two sons from his first wife who lives in Lawrence Road. Preliminary investigations suggest he might have been killed by anyone in his family,” added the officer.