Cops try to find clue from blood-soaked scissors

Delhi Police are trying to obtain fingerprints from a blood-soaked scissors to nab the killer of two senior citizens, who were found dead in central Delhi’s Patel Nagar on Sunday.

Narrating the sequence of events of the day, a relative who discovered the bodies told Deccan Herald that the killer had also left the TV at high volume.

Rajat Bhagat, a resident of East Patel Nagar, had gone to the house on the request of his father-in-law Sudhir Kataria.

The victims were Sudhir’s wife Shashi, 64, and 92-year-old father Sewa Ram. Rajat married Sudhir’s daughter Mansi in September 2005, while Sudhir’s son Amit lives in Australia.

“My father-in-law had first called on the landline phone of our house which was answered by Mansi at 5.30 pm. He said the main gate of his house was locked from inside, the doorbell went unanswered and that the TV could be heard at high volume,” Rajat said.

Sudhir knew that Shashi and Sewa Ram were inside the house. But Shashi’s mobile phone was going switched off and Sewa Ram was not answering calls on his mobile phone.

Sensing something amiss, Mansi told her father to come to her house. Sudhir reached there in 10 minutes as Mansi also had duplicate keys of her parent’s house.

“Mansi, however, told her father to stay back. I took the duplicate keys and went to my in-laws’ house,” Rajat added.


Rajat managed to unlock the main gate of the house with the duplicate key.
He went to Sewa Ram’s room, but Sewa Ram was not there. Rajat switched off the TV and then went to Shashi’s room, where he found both the bodies.

“My mother-in-law’s body was on the bed, while the grandfather’s body was lying in a pool of blood on the floor,” Rajat said, adding that a blood-soaked scissors was found in the room. He immediately made a call to Mansi on which she rushed to the house with her father.


A case of murder has been filed on the basis of Rajat’s statement with Patel Nagar police station. Shashi and Sewa Ram were last seen alive by Sudhir, who had been away for most of the Sunday afternoon. After initial investigation, police have ruled out robbery as a motive.

“Not only was the entry friendly – no evidence of forced access to the house could be ascertained – there were no visible signs of ransacking. The perpetrators even left the jewellery on Shashi’s body untouched,” said a police officer.

The brutal manner in which Sewa Ram and Shashi were killed has also stunned police.

“A stranger could have just stabbed them to death. In this case, both of them had several stab wounds which hints that the killer knew them,” the officer added.
Police suspect it to be an attack over personal enmity.

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