Mother, daughter murder case goes deep, say cops

Mother, daughter murder case goes deep, say cops

A day after a 29-year-old woman and her eight-year-old daughter were found dead in their house in Rajouri Garden in west Delhi and Rs 35,000 in cash and jewellery worth lakhs were reported missing, Delhi Police said that the motive could be more than robbery-cum-murder.

“We are looking into various angles in our investigation. The deep cuts on their bodies signify that the motive behind the murder was more than a robbery,” Additional Commissioner of Police (west) V Renganathan told Deccan Herald.
He added, “Gurpreet had deep knife wounds on her neck, stomach and chest, while Jasmine had wounds around her neck. The way they were killed clearly indicates that it was more than a heist.”

Police have questioned neighbours, relatives and people working at Singh's office in this regard. “So far we believe that the culprits knew the family and therefore, got an easy entry into the house,” said Renganathan.

The police suspects people, who committed the gruesome murder, were well aware about the family members’ daily routine.

Gurpreet Kaur, and her daughter Jasmine, residents of Manak Vihar Extension, were found murdered on Saturday. The domestic help of the house had found them lying in a pool of blood around 4 pm and informed Gurpreet’s husband, Gurpreet Singh about the incident.

They lived on the first floor while their maternal uncle Baldev Gill's transport office was on the ground floor. Singh, 32, who runs a transport financing business with offices at Moti Nagar and Mongolpuri, was not at house when the attack took place.

Minor ‘kidnapped’
A 17-year-old girl has been missing since January 9 from her residence in Greater Kailash in south-east Delhi, police said on Sunday. Her family members believe that she has been kidnapped.

The girl went missing from Greater Kailash Part II on the evening of January 9, when she left the house without informing the family members about her whereabouts.

After looking for almost four days, the family finally approached police. The family has registered a case of kidnapping under section 363 of Indian Penal Code at the Chittaranjan Park police station.

The girl's mother Prakashi allegedly suspects that her brother's friend, Prakash lured the girl and kidnapped her. He had come to their place a few days before the incident.

Prakashi told police that they had been frantically looking for the girl wherever possible but could not locate her.  They belong to Etawah in Uttar Pradesh and were presently, residing at a servant's quarter in house number E-547, Greater Kailash, Part 2.  The girl's father Prem Pal works as a security guard.