An elderly woman was killed while her ailing husband was battling for life after they were stabbed several times at their residence in a posh south Delhi locality.
Mohan Singh (83) and his wife Surjeet Kaur (70) were rushed to a private hospital in a critical condition late on Monday night after they were attacked with a kitchen knife at their residence in Chittaranjan Park area, police said.
While Kaur succumbed to injuries early on Tuesday morning, the condition of Singh is stated to be criticial.
The couple was rushed to the nearby Max Hospital after Singh in a blood soaked condition came down from his first floor flat at around 10:30 pm and alerted neighbours before collapsing.
They suffered multiple stab wounds on their chest and abdomen, police added. The couple has a daughter who lives in Greater Kailash.
Police believe the assailant was possibly known to the couple as there were no signs of any forced entry. They also found the kitchen knife used for stabbing the two.
"We are looking into all angles including a possible property dispute," a senior police official investigating the case said.
A case has been registered at Chittaranjan Park police station.