THE STATE capital was rocked by four murders, including that of three senior citizens, on Friday, putting a question mark over the security of elderly people.
The first incident was reported from Papnamau village in Chinhat.
Here, an elderly couple, Radheshyam Dwivedi (84) and his wife Chandrakala (80) were brutally murdered with a sharp edged weapon. Though the police denied loot being the motive behind the murder, the scene of the crime – with household goods strewn all over — suggested otherwise.
Police suspect property dispute behind the twin murders. The couple had four sons, none of whom are now alive. The cops are probing the role of some close relatives of the elderly couple in the incident.
In the other incident reported from Shaktinagar (Indiranagar), wife of Surendra Nath, a retired information department officer, Kala Chowdhury (64) was strangulated early on Friday morning.
The assailants forced their entry into the house after breaking the lock on the main gate. According to police, the miscreants found Kala sleeping in the bedroom. They first tied her up but later strangulated Kala. They escaped with cash worth Rs 15,000 along with jewellery.
Kala’s husband had gone out for his routine morning walk to Kukrail when the incident took place. Police claimed that the assailants were aware of the daily routine of the couple. In this incident too the cops suspected the role of some people close to the family.
In another incident reported from Mall’s Bhithaura village, body of a 10-year-old boy Sumit was recovered.
The boy had obviously been strangulated. Sumit, a class III student in a primary school, was missing since Thursday.
The cops are awaiting the post mortem examination report.