Policemen probing the Samachar Apartment murder case in east Delhi said they were looking for a woman, caught on CCTV cameras leaving the flat after the crime.
Vijay Kumar, a retired health ministry official, was found murdered at his flat on Wednesday.
Police sources said the suspected woman reportedly worked as a domestic help at Kumar’s flat. Investigators, however, refused to share any details, saying it would hamper the probe.
In the CCTV footage, a woman is seen carrying an LED TV that went missing from Kumar’s flat. A kitchen knife, allegedly used for stabbing Kumar in his chest and abdomen, was also missing, said a police officer.
“The suspect is a resident of Trilokpuri in east Delhi. We believe another person was present at the crime spot since three empty tea cups were found on the table. One of the cups had lipstick marks on it,” said the police officer, seeking anonymity.
Another camera caught the woman entering through one of the rear gates of the apartments an hour before the crime. “What happened after is still a mystery. We are not sure whether the second suspect was already there or entered the apartments after her arrival,” the officer said.
The attackers had made a friendly entry into Kumar’s house. Investigators suspect an acquaintance was behind the murder.