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Noida twin murders: Wounded suspect battles for life alone, family shuns him

Property dealer Rajesh Jolly, who killed his business partner Ajay Khurana’s wife and son, is battling for life at Kailash Hospital in Sector 27. No one from his family has visited the hospital

noida Updated: Apr 18, 2017 09:57 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
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Property dealer Rajesh Jolly, who killed his business partner Ajay Khurana’s wife and son, is battling for life at Kailash Hospital in Sector 27.(Salman Ali/HT Photo)

Shunned by family and friends, Noida’s alleged killer property dealer Rajesh Jolly is hooked to a mechanical ventilator at a private hospital on Thursday — battling for life, unconscious and alone.

The 50-year-old Jolly is accused of shooting dead business partner Ajay Khurana’s wife and son, and grievously wounding a domestic help with a sharp knife on Tuesday night in a manic attack over a suspected money feud.

He was captured at Khurana’s home with a bleeding head; from a deep self-inflicted gash. He was admitted to Kailash Hospital in Noida’s Sector 27, where doctors said no one has come to visit the patient.

The medical team and investigators are waiting for him to come around.

“The murder motive will be known after Jolly regains consciousness,” said Amarnath Yadav, the station house officer of Sector 39 police station.

Khurana’s relatives alleged that Jolly shifted from his native Agra to New Delhi about two decades ago because of property disputes in his hometown.

The hospital administration, which is bearing his medical expenses, contacted a family member but he didn’t turn up. Doctors have no way to know his medical history without a relative’s help.

Murder on the mind
Armed with two countrymade pistols, 40 cartridges, a surgical knife and a rope, 50-year-old Rajesh Jolly enters the two-storey house at E-59 of Sector 39 on Tuesday at 10.20pm, with a clear intention to kill
The attack survivors
  • Doctors declare Anju and Ankush brought dead
  • Ajay, Jolly, Rajinder, Amit are admitted in ICU at Kailash Hospital, Sector 27
  • On Wednesday, both Ajay and Amit are discharged
  • On Thursday, Rajinder is put on ventilator again after his condition deteriorates
  • Jolly is still on ventilator

“Nobody from his family visited him since his admission on Tuesday night. His condition continues to be critical and we are trying our best to save him,” hospital spokesperson VB Joshi said.

Social stigma, shame and the danger of being linked to a murderer are attributed as reasons for the family avoiding Jolly, a senior police officer explained.

Jolly went to Khurana’s home with two pistols, about 40 bullets, a long rope, and a sharp surgical knife. At the doorstep, he stabbed domestic help Rajinder in the stomach, leaving multiple perforations in the small intestine.

Doctors did a three-hour surgery on Wednesday and he is said to be responding to treatment.

“Rajinder has gained consciousness and is under observation in the ICU,” said Anil Gurnani, the hospital’s intensive care unit director.

First Published: Apr 13, 2017 12:20 IST