A highway gang robbed a Delhi couple returning home from Agra, killed the woman and left her husband tied in ropes in Palwal district of Haryana on Friday night.
Mukesh Lakhanpal and wife Satvinder, residents of Mayur Vihar Phase 3, had stopped their car on the National Highway 2 around 11.30pm when four men came in another vehicle and took them to a nearby field.
They tied the couple’s hands and legs and snatched their jewellery and money. When Satvinder resisted, they put a rope around her neck and shoved cloth into her mouth, probably choking her to death.
Villagers saw Mukesh’s abandoned car and alerted the police. Mukesh is the marketing head of a magazine. The police are yet to make arrests.