Woman, son murdered in Delhi; 2 arrested

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New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A 21-year-old man and his accomplice have been arrested for killing a woman and her son in Delhi, the police said on Monday.

Shahdara Deputy Commissioner of Police Meghna Yadav said one of the accused, Ankit had taken a loan of Rs 25,000 from Veena Malhotra through her son Ravi. Both were pressurising him to pay back the amount, but as he could not return the loan, he decided to kill them,” she added.

A call to the police was made on August 19 by Veena’s sister about not being able to connect with her.

“When she could not get in touch with her, she came to check and then called the PCR around 9.15 p.m on Sunday about the house being locked and their phones being switched off,” the police officer said.

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Later, the police found Ravi, 27, and his mother Veena, 45, dead with stab injuries in their neck and abdomen in their house in Dilshad Colony here.

The CCTV footage obtained from the stairs of the building, she said, led to the arrest of Ankit from Nand Nagri, who was with Ravi in a computer course a year back.

Ankit told the police that he and his friend Amit had committed both murders.

“They had a friendly entry in the house after which the woman was murdered first, then Ravi,” the police officer said, adding that the mother’s body was found in a bed box.

“The two killers also intended to steal money and jewellery from the house as Ankit was under the impression that Veena would be having a good amount of money and jewellery.”

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However, they found no cash-jewellery in the house and hence took away Ravi’s motor cycle.

The police have recovered the stolen bike from their possession.

–IANS

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