Two cousins, both businessmen in their 30s, were found dead under mysterious circumstances in a car metres away from the Rohini south police station on Sunday night.
Citing an inconclusive post-mortem report, the police suspect the deaths to be the result of either excessive drinking or poisoning. However, the families of the victims — Suresh Garg, 35, and Vijay Garg, 34 — said they were certain of foul play.
A resident of Paschim Vihar A2 block in West Delhi, Suresh dropped by Vijay’s house in the adjacent F block at 8pm. Half an hour later, they took off in the car.
“They bought a bottle of whisky, plastic cups and chips at a local vend before proceeding to drink in their Hyundai Verna, parked opposite the M2K Cinema complex,” said a police officer. “A passerby discovered the duo lying unconscious in the car at 8.45pm.”
At 8.57pm, Vijay’s family was informed and the cousins, conscious then, were rushed to the nearby Jaipur Golden Hospital, where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
“The police can say anything, but this wasn’t the first time they had alcohol. In fact, they used to go out every week or 10 days. This has to be the work of a business rival,” said their uncle, Ashok Kumar Garg.
Sudhir Yadav, joint commissioner of police (northern range), said the results of the viscera report were awaited before a criminal case could be registered.