Delhi Police have arrested a man, who, along with his brother, allegedly strangled to death a 60-year-old woman and her 14-year-old granddaughter after she asked the accused to repay a loan.
The police arrested Dinesh Sharma, 37, a resident of Karawal Nagar from Karkardooma on April 9.
The police at Anand Vihar police station swung into action on receiving a tip-off that Dinesh would visit the area.
Police said that Dinesh and his brother, Vicky, had visited the residence of their distant relative and victim Krishna Devi, 60, at Nihal Vihar in west Delhi April 2. The accused, a DU graduate who had taken a business loan from Krishna Devi, had stayed at her residence on the fateful night.
Perturbed over consistent demand to repay the loan, the accused demanded the loan documents from her after her two granddaughters went to sleep.
Police said that the murder happened in front of three other children. They even tried to catch the killers who managed to flee from the spot. Shockingly, the children were with the dead bodies for more than two hours as they were too traumatised to call for help.
Police claim that relatives had a dispute with the family over R3.5 lakh and had gone to the house to settle it.
The incident took place in the house of Satpal, son of Krishna and owner of a shop at a crematorium.
Satpal lived with his wife Sonia, mother Krishna and three children - Nancy, 14, Rishabh, 11 and Isha, 9. A relative Ajay, 16 also lived with them.
Both accused escaped after the incident.
Police said a manhunt was on to arrest Dinesh.