They stabbed her 18 times and all that they could take away was 10 euros (around Rs 600), Rs 2,200 in cash and a DVD player.
But even before they could enjoy the bounty, the East Delhi Police arrested Hemant Kumar and Ravi Kumar Sinha on Thursday for the brutal murder of Ravinder Kaur Gill (53), wife of an Additional Registrar (Security) in the Supreme Court. Gill was found murdered at her house on Wednesday evening.
The police have also recovered the robbed articles, knife used in committing the crime and blood stained clothes from the possession of the accused, both residents of Nand Nagri in East Delhi.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Anand Mohan said they questioned several people including Chameli, the maidservant of the deceased. She told the police that till 4 p.m. Gill was fine. She said a sofa maker had to come to the house, as the carpenter, Hemant Kumar, did some repair work of the sofa set.
“After receiving a call, the police reached the spot and found Ravinder Kaur Gill’s body in her drawing room. During the inspection of the spot, we established that the deceased knew the culprits and the entry was friendly. Few cups were also lying on a table, which suggested that the accused had had a cup of tea. Inside the house, we found some iron nails lying near a half repaired sofa,” said Mohan.
The DCP said after getting information about Kumar, the police conducted a raid and apprehended him from his house in Nand Nagri. During his interrogation, Kumar confessed to killing Gill with the help of Ravi Kumar Sinha, who was planning to flee to Mumbai.
The police then apprehended Sinha, who disclosed that they had planned the robbery and came armed with a knife.
The police have registered a case and the body of the deceased was handed over to the family members after post mortem examination.