A day after a 77-year-old builder was found brutally murdered inside his house in the posh Civil Lines in Delhi, police have launched an investigation to arrest the accused. The accused has been caught on CCTV camera in which two people can be seen looting the victim’s bungalow and killing him.
After committing the crime, the accused left the building by jumping off a high wall and fled the spot on a motorcycle. One of the accused can be seen carrying a bag on his back and police suspect that it contained the valuables stolen from the house.
On Sunday, at around 6:52 am, police received a PCR call from the son of the deceased that the throat of his father was slit after he found him lying in a pool of blood. The victim was immediately rushed to Sushrut Trauma Centre Civil Lines but was declared dead by doctors. The victim was identified as Ram Kishore Agarwal, director of Jupiter builders.
What is even more shocking that the murder took place within a kilometre of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence, which has triggered panic in the area.
The deceased’s son told the police that he found his father lying on a bed with at least four knife injuries on his body. He further said that some cardboard boxes containing cash were found missing from the room. However, the exact amount of cash stolen from the house is yet to be ascertained.
Preliminary police probe revealed that the security guard of the building told the police that he had seen two people running from the spot on Sunday morning. Police swung into action and filed a case against unidentified persons under sections 302, 397 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and launched an investigation.
A forensic team was also roped in to collect the evidence from the crime scene and eight police teams from across the district have been constituted to nab the culprits at the earliest.
Police scanned the CCTV footage of the nearby location and are making efforts to arrest the two accused to solve the case. Police are working on the description of the two provided by the guard.