Khokhar killers still at large

Khokhar killers still at large

Despite questioning over 50 people in connection with the murder of Parvez Hamilton Khokhar, former project director of Tejas light combat aircraft in the last two months, the City police remain clueless about the assailants.

Arun Chakravarthy, Inspector General of Police (central range), told reporters on Tuesday, “I will visit the spot, along with other police officials, to learn more about the case. I do not have much idea as I took charge only recently.” 

Khokhar, a former chief test pilot, was found murdered inside his duplex villa at a gated community at Huskur Gate, off Hosur Road, on the outskirts of the City on November 24, 2014. Ramesh Bhanot, Bengaluru Rural Superintendent of Police, said they found two fingerprints on one of the doors inside this house. 

Habitual offenders

“These fingerprints have been sent to other states to see if they match with those of any habitual offenders there. We are co-ordinating with police from other states to crack the case at the earliest. The police will also question habitual offenders in the City,” he added. 

A senior police officer said, “We have questioned more than 50 people in connection with this case. It is a tricky case as the miscreants had left the money and the valuables behind. There are also chances that the motive behind the murder was personal. His family members, relatives and friends are still being questioned.”

The officer added that the police team had visited various places in the country and questioned several people who were known to the deceased. As of now, nothing can be ruled out and the investigation is still in progress, he said. 

The assailants had tied Khokhar’s hands and legs, strangled him with a dupatta and also smothered him with a pillow. 

There were some injury marks on his neck. 
House was ransacked

An expensive wristwatch, a wallet and cash were lying near the body. The assailants had ransacked the house and some items in the cupboards in the two rooms were found scattered. Most valuables were found intact. It is not a murder for gain, the police had then said.