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Elderly couple, domestic help found dead in Vasant Vihar

New Delhi: The bodies of an elderly couple and their caretaker were found with their throats slit at a house in southwest Delhi's Vasant Vihar on Sunday morning, police said.

The deceased were identified as Vishnu Mathur (78) and Shashi Mathur (75), both retired government officials, and Khushbu Nautiyal (24), the police said.

Vishnu had retired from the office of the Central Government Health Scheme and Shashi from a civic body in New Delhi.

They had been living at Vasant Apartments for nearly 18 years.

Nautiyal, who was their caretaker, stayed at their house and had been working with them for the last five-six months, neighbours claimed.

According to the police, they received a PCR call at 8.50 am and another at 8.55 am.

A domestic help, Bubbly, who came to the house twice a day, found the door of the residence slightly ajar and spotted blood. She immediately informed the neighbours who then called up the police.

On reaching the spot, the police found Nautiyal lying on the floor with stab injuries.

The bodies of the couple were found on the bed with their throats slit, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Devender Arya said.

The officer said the entry was friendly and they were suspecting the involvement of an acquaintance of Nautiyal in the killings. They, however, have ruled out robbery as a motive.

They are also scanning CCTV cameras installed in the colony to identify the accused, the officer added. More reports on P3

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