5 held for murder of elderly couple in East of Kailash
Police on Saturday said they have arrested five persons in connection with the sensational robbery and murder of an octogenarian couple in East of Kailash. “We arrested two of the accused first and later their three accomplices were also arrested by police teams,” said RS Krishnia, JCP South-east range. The arrested accused were identified as Mohammad Khalid (19), Ahmed (19), Mohammad Maqsood (19), Narender (25) and Mohammad Dilshad (24). Looted money and jewellery was also recovered from them although police were yet to receive a list of the looted items. Manohar Lal Madan (85), a retired bank official, and his wife Vimla (80) were killed while they were asleep by the suspected robbers who entered their room on the ground floor of their house in on the intervening night of November 12-13. The robbers entered the house from the roof breaking open a store room there and then going down. They broke the lock on the staircase gate and went down and while they were searching for valuables the couple woke up, he said. The accused overpowered them and tied their hands and feet. They also stuffed their mouths with cloth which smothered them and led to their death, the officer said. After this they went to the first floor of the house where youngest son of the couple, Sanjay Madan (48), woke up due to flash of light on his face from the mobile phone torch used by the robbers. The robbers escaped from the front gate of the house while Sanjay went down to check on his parents and found their hands and legs tied and their mouths were stuffed with cloth.