Triple murder solved, seven caught

Seven suspects, including two juveniles, have been nabbed in connection with the murder of three members of a family in central Delhi’s Old Rajinder Nagar.

Police said robbery was the motive behind the murders as victim Sanjay, who was a government employee-turned-property dealer, had boasted to the main accused Rajan, 35, that he had earned a huge anount of cash after a recent sale of a property and needed to invest the money.

“Rajan hatched a plan with his friends to rob Sanjay of his cash, and to leave no clues behind, they eliminated the entire family,” said Paramaditya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Delhi).

The accused have been identified as Rajan Singh, Rajendra Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Harender, Ram Kishore and two juveniles.

While Harender and Ram Kishore were arrested at their native village in UP’s Bulandshahr, the others were nabbed in Delhi. One accused is still absconding.
On Sunday morning, Sanjay, 50, his wife Jyoti, 48, and their son Pawan, 21, were found murdered at their third-floor flat in Old Rajinder Nagar. The house was found ransacked.

Jyoti and Pawan’s bodies were discovered first in the house while Sanjay’s body was found later, stuffed inside a cupboard.

In the initial investigation, the murders seemed to be the result of personal enmity. Sanjay’s brother, with whom he had a property dispute, was believed to be the prime suspect.


Twenty-five police teams involving 200 police officers were constituted to investigate the case.

“On Tuesday, after 60 hours of the murders, police arrested Rajan and Rajendra after receiving credible information about the killers. They spilled the beans during interrogation and the others too were apprehended by midnight,” Paramaditya added.

Police are further investigating the accused to know about the cash which they had looted from Sanjay’s house.

Sanjay, who himself was an accused in at least nine cases of cheating and forgery and was in jail for six months during 2013-14, met Rajan in the prison. They became friends and stayed in touch even after their release.


Sanjay had also offered Rajan to become a partner in his property business, said police.

Rajan, who was already an accused in the case of a murder of a woman in Dwarka, allegedly hatched the plan to kill Sanjay for the money and roped in others for its execution, police said.

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