Woman, 3 daughters, guard murdered at Shahdara home
New Delhi: Four women of a family were brutally murdered in their house along with a security guard in Mansarowar Park of Shahdara district. Urmila Jindal (82) and her three daughters Sangeeta Gupta ( 56 ) , Nupur Jindal (48), Anjali Jindal (38) were found murdered inside Jindal Oil Mills at Grand Trunk Road. The guard Rakesh ( 42 ) was also found in a pool of blood downstairs in the house that is spread in several square yards. Seven business families of Jindals reside in the yellow complex building with close to 40 members.
Initially, the police received a call early morning on Saturday about the guard's body lying on the floor with a slit mark on his neck when one of the family members visited the park built inside the house for a morning walk. He found the guard missing. Finding it unusual, he looked for him and shockingly found him dead on the ground in a pool of blood. The flower man also arrived almost at the same time and the police were informed.
"When the police were inside the house, some drivers went upstairs to get the key of the vehicle parked in the way. It was then that they noticed the four women in a pool of blood. It's a big ancestral house." said Rakesh Jindal, nephew of Urmila Jindal.
News of the four bodies of women being found on the first floor brought the Delhi police on toes and soon all senior officials of the range reached the spot. DCP Nupur Prasad said, "Entry is found friendly but it's too early to state the motive right now. Only a thorough investigation would tell. We are questioned many in the case."
However, sources said that a property dispute might also be one of the reasons but that seems unlikely as one of the youngest girl, Abha, is still alive and stays at South Extension. Meanwhile the family dismissed the property angle and said that it might be the handiwork of the whitewash men who were engaged a few days back in the house. The men were detained by the police for investigation.
"Three generations are residing in this house. There is no property dispute. It a clear case of theft. Why would the guard be murdered then?" said Rakesh Jindal. The guard, Rakesh, was from Baraut in Baghpat district. He was said to be working with the family for nearly 12 years.
Clean murder hints at insider hand
NEW DELHI: Even though property dispute has been ruled out as the motive for the murder of four members of the Jindal and their security guard, the clean way in which the killings took place indicates the hand of an insider.
Police on Saturday suggested that the culprits were allowed to enter the house, as no signs of forced entry were found during investigation.
"Our investigation has revealed friendly entry. We are trying to find the motive," said DCP (Shahdara) Nupur Prasad.
The murder occurred on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday and none of the 40 residents in the family's ancestral house – including the five victims – had raised an alarm, indicating that an acquaintance could be involved in the murders.
All four women were found dead inside a single room, indicating that the culprits – believed to be more than three men – were familiar with the interiors of the house.
Police teams are questioning all servants and workers of the Jindal family, especially those who have easy access to the house.
The almirah and the room where the mother and her three daughters were murdered were found to be ransacked. However, cops think it might be an attempt to mislead investigators.
Sources said it is unlikely that a gang would have dared to rob and kill a family, knowing well that 40 members were residing inside the Jindal Oil Mills premises.