A mother-daughter duo were found murdered at their Kalkaji home in south Delhi on Friday evening. Police said the women were attacked with iron rods on their head and their throats had been slit with a sharp edged weapon. The victims have been identified as Asha (60) and her daughter Alka (30).
It was Asha's younger son Gopal who called the police when he found the bodies in a pool of blood after he returned from work. He told the police that Rs 6.5 lakh were also missing from the house. The family had sold a property in Uttam Nagar and had received the money recently.
“The assailants knew the victim and it was a friendly entry. The women had been bludgeoned to death and their throats slit,” said HGS Dhaliwal, DCP (South).
The house was ransacked, suggesting that robbery was the motive behind the crime. Police added that someone known to the family had committed the crime.
The police were informed about the murder of two women on the first floor house at J-180 in Kalkaji around 7:30 pm Police said the women were last seen around 6 pm when they had gone shopping to a nearby market.
Asha's son told the police that when he came back from work, he found the door open and blood spilled on the floor.
“The victim’s younger son Gopal first spotted the bodies. He had returned from office along with his father Hari Lal around the same time,” said a senior police officer. The father and son work for an export company in Okhla and had left home I the morning. Alka’s elder son Sunil is also working for a private company and lives a few blocks away.
“Gopal came back from office around 7.30 pm and saw his mother's and sister's bodies. He came out screaming from the house and asked us to go inside the house and check. When I went inside, I saw Alka with grievous head injury,” said Basanti, neighbour of the victims.
“I saw Alka and her mother around 6 pm They purchased some grocery items from my shop,” said Rajeev Agarwal, a shop owner.