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2 men arrested for killing woman, her son in Delhi’s Seemapuri

The bodies of the woman, Veena Malhotra (45), and her son, Ravi, aged around 20, were found at their house on Saturday with multiple stab injuries on their abdomen and neck.

delhi Updated: Aug 21, 2018 11:25 IST
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Delhi Police arrested two men for the alleged murders of a woman and her son in Seemapuri area of Shahdara.(REUTERS)

Two men were arrested for allegedly killing a woman and her son in Seemapuri area of Shahdara when she asked one of the accused to repay a Rs 25,000 loan taken from her, police said on Monday.

The bodies of the woman, Veena Malhotra (45), and her son, Ravi, aged around 20, were found at their house on Saturday with multiple stab injuries on their abdomen and neck.

The matter had come to light when the woman’s sister informed the police at 9.15 pm after she could not get in touch with them. The woman’s body was found inside a bed box while her son’s body was found in the bathroom, the police said.

“During investigation, enquiries were made in the neighbourhood. More than 40 people, who were known to the deceased, were questioned as entry into the house was found to be friendly,” deputy commissioner of police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said.

Footages of CCTV cameras installed in the building where the woman and her son stayed, showed two men entering it. Ankit was identified and called for questioning.

During interrogation, Ankit said he and his friend Amit had killed the woman and her son on August 17 as she was pressuring them to repay the loan he had taken from her through her son Ravi, the DCP said.

The accused also wanted to steal money and jewellery from the house as Ankit was under the impression that Veena would have huge amounts of money and jewellery, the police officer said.

But they found no cash and jewellery in the house. So they took away Ravi’s motorcycle to sell it, she said.

Ankit, a resident of Nandnagri area here, and the woman’s son were batch mates in a computer course a year ago.

Both the accused have been arrested, the police said.

First Published: Aug 21, 2018 11:25 IST