A 70-year-old man was found stabbed to death at his flat in Civil Lines in north Delhi. Police said there was no ransacking in the flat and the entry was also friendly.
The victim, identified as Dharampal Jindal, earlier ran a business of scientific instrument and was living alone in his flat on Raj Narayan Marg, Civil Lines.
The neighbours called the police when they saw newspapers and packets of milk lying at the doors of Jindal’s flat. The call was made around Wednesday noon.
S.C. Naulakha, a neighbour who used to go for morning walks with Jindal everyday, said, “I spoke to him last on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday morning, the newspaper boy came to collect money. He told me Dharampal wasn’t opening the door. I called up his his son-in-law Tarandeep, who lives in Rohtak, to enquire about him (Jindal).”
Tarandeep told Naulakha, that his father-in-law was in Delhi. After this the police were called.
His daughter reportedly told the police that Jindal last spoke to them around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
“The doors of the flat were open from inside and Jindal was found in a pool of blood. He had injuries on his head and had been stabbed several times with a sharp weapon,” said Sagarpreet Hooda, deputy commissioner of police (north). The police recovered a large knife, believed to be the murder weapon, from the house.
Police said they were investigating the motive behind the murder and were grilling the driver and domestic help of Jindal.
“We are also probing whether Jindal had enmity with anyone. We are taking the help of the family members to unravel the crime,” said a senior police officer.
A case of murder has been registered at the Civil Lines police station.