Senior govt official, wife found dead

A 57-year-old senior government officer and his wife were found dead under mysterious circumstances at their house in south-east Delhi’s Kaka Nagar on Friday.

Police said CCTV cameras were installed in the house, but they were found disconnected. Investigating officers are probing different angles, including murder and suicide after murder.

K Vijay Kumar, who hailed from Tamil Nadu, was posted as Adviser (Cost) with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, while his 51-year-old wife Sita was a banker. 

Kumar was a joint secretary-rank officer of the 1983 batch of the Indian Cost Accounts Services. 

He, along with Sita and 22-year-old daughter Varanya, had been staying at the house for four years. 

According to police, Kumar was found dead with his throat slit and Sita was found hanging from a ventilator at around 5:15 pm.

All the doors of the house were locked from inside, and there were no signs of forced entry or ransacking. 

“The deaths came to light after Varanya returned home at around 4:30 pm,” said Joint Commissioner (South Eastern Range) Vivek Gogia.

Varanya returned home on Friday from a trip to Jaipur and found the main door locked from inside. She called her parents on their mobile phones, but there was no response.
 Her repeated knocks on the door went unanswered, after which she contacted her father’s colleagues. They were unaware of his whereabouts.

Kumar’s colleagues then placed a call to the police control room, and they all reached the house at around 5:15 pm.

“We later broke open the main door and found Kumar lying with his throat slit on the bed. Sita was found hanging in another room,” said another police officer. 

Several injury marks have been found on Kumar’s body. 

The bodies were preserved for post-mortem at AIIMS, and forensic teams inspected the spot. As there was no sign of forced entry, police suspect that Sita killed Kumar and then committed suicide. However, foul play has not been ruled out. 

Gogia said investigation has begun after a case of murder was filed at the Hazrat Nizamuddin police station.

After initial probe, investigating officers have found that a couple had joined the family as domestic help last week. 

“The domestic help were properly verified and they are being questioned to ascertain the sequence of events,” said the officer. 

The two-bedroom flat on the first floor had its balconies properly covered, but there were no security guards in the colony.

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