A woman and her son were hacked to death in their house in Mangammanapalya by unidentified men on Monday morning.
The victims were identified as Asmat Taj, 36, and Rumanullah, 16, residents of Madina Nagar at Mangammanapalya in Madiwala police limits.
Asmat was married to Irfan Khan and the couple had a son and a daughter, Rumanullah and Aiman, 13. Khan was into scrap business and had died under mysterious circumstances three months ago. His relatives suspected foul play in his death and had lodged a complaint with the Madiwala police seeking a detailed investigation, said the police.
“We suspect property dispute to be the reason for the twin murder. There are some leads and the assailants will be arrested soon,” DCP (Southeast) Dr Rohini Katoch Sepat said.
Khan had a property dispute with his relatives, besides disagreements over financial matters with a few others. Attempts were made to show Khan had died of a massive cardiac arrest. Khan's wife and son were murdered when the investigation into his suspicious death is in progress. Property dispute and financial matters might have triggered the double murder, said the police.
The murder took place at around 10.30 am when Rumanullah and Taj were at home, while Aiman had gone to school. The suspects, who had come on bikes, barged into the house and locked it from inside. Khan had installed CCTV cameras inside his house. The suspects destroyed the cameras and attacked Taj and her son, said the police.
They slit the throats of Taj and Rumanullah with daggers and attacked them with weapons. They murdered the two in a few minutes and walked out of the house, added the police. A few neighbours grew suspicious on hearing the screams of Taj and her son and rushed into their house. The suspects had already left by then and the neighbours spotted the two bodies lying in a pool of blood.
On being informed, the police rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies to Victoria Hospital. Police Commissioner M N Reddi, Additional Commissioner of Police (East) P Harisekharan and DCP (Southeast) Dr Rohini Katoch Sepat visited the spot. Special teams have been formed to arrest the assailants.
The police are verifying the call details of Rumanullah and Taj to collect more leads.