With the arrest of two persons, police on Friday claimed to have solved the blind double murder case of an elderly couple who were found murdered at their residence in Garhshankar.
Police arrested Ranjit Singh alias Rana and Rajvir Singh alias Raja and seized two stolen mobile phones with SIM cards, one burnt car, Rs 3,500 cash, a pair of gold earrings of deceased Gurcharan Kaur and a pair of shoes used by accused Rajvir Singh, Hoshiarpur SSP Balkar Singh Sidhu said.
The accused had committed the murders and robbery only to fulfill their lust for money, Sidhu said.
Sat Parkash Singh Bedi (72), a retired chief engineer of the Punjab Public Health Department, and his wife Dr Gurcharan Kaur (68) were found murdered at their residence near PWD Rest House in Garhshankar on the night of February 18.
On the statement of deceased Sat Parkash Singh Bedi's son Gurvinder Singh, police had registered a case.
During interrogation, accused Ranjit Singh revealed that deceased Sat Parkash Singh Bedi, who owned a farmhouse at village Bilron, had advertised in some newspapers regarding persons required for doing labour work at his farmhouse.
He approached Sat Parkash Singh Bedi and joined for work in the middle of December 2011 on a salary of Rs 5,000 per month and did work up to the end of January 2012. Bedi allegedly gave hiim Rs 1,600 only at the time when he was going to his house.
Deceased Sat Parkash Bedi's car had attracted a lot of interest of Ranjit Singh and he alongwith his friend Rajvir Singh hatched a plot to steal the car.
On February 8, 2012, they unsuccessfully attempted to steal the car and after collecting Rs 2,000 balance from Sat Parkash Bedi returned to their house.
On the evening of February 18, they came to Garhshankar and entered the house at night and committed the crime.