In an audacious incident, director of a well-known playschool and wife of an exporter was killed in cold blood at her home in posh DLF City (Phase-3) on Wednesday evening.
The two assailants, brandishing daggers, walked away with ease in the presence of a number of security guards.
She was the director of Kidzee in DLF City.
The body of Nargis Juneja was found in the laundry room of her house by her 19-year-old daughter Parul, a fashion designing student.
The police said the victim's maid, Roza, was gagged, handcuffed and thrown into the laundry room. The police have detained the security guards and the maid.
Juneja was talking to someone over phone when the assailants struck. Robbery has been ruled out as motive for the murder as none of the valuables was found missing. The accused, according to police, had entered the house from behind by scaling the boundary wall but left through the main gate.
"I saw two men dragging her into the laundry room where one of them said 'madam ka gala kaat do' (Slit the woman's throat). As I cried for help, they gagged and handcuffed me and dumped me on madam's body," Roza said.
Rakesh Juneja, the victim's husband, was at work at the time of the incident. Her son studies in the US.
The victim's in-laws were upstairs watching television. The victim's mother-in-law, Kamla Rani, said the guard Anil Kumar, who has been working with the family for the past 3-4 years, was on leave for 45 days and had returned a week ago.
"Renovation and whitewash work in the house was completed 15 days ago. It is possible that the same people entered the house as neither the guard stopped them nor the dogs barked at them," she added.
Gurgaon police commissioner SS Deswal said, "We have detained guards and other persons for interrogation and are investigating all angles including an old enmity."