[AI] Blind couple found murdered, tenant missing

Vikas Kapoor dl.vikas at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 22:00:36 EDT 2010

Blind couple found murdered, tenant missing

SR | New Delhi

A blind couple was strangled to death in their double-storey residence in Vivek Vihar area of East district on Tuesday. 

Cash and jewellery worth of lakhs of rupees are missing from the spot. The prime suspect, tenant of the deceased, is absconding. Police said the tenant was not verified. 

A senior police official said, "We received a call from neighbours on Tuesday morning. The deceased have been identified as Rajendra Verma (52) and Shobha Verma (50). Rajendra Verma had opted for a voluntary retirement from JNU. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem." 

Additional DCP (East) DK Gupta said, "Prima facie, it seems to be a case of loot. The key suspect in the case are deceased's tenant and his associate, who are absconding from the scene after the incident. Both are natives of Uttar Pradesh. Teams have been formed and investigation is on to nab the culprits."

The couple stayed in house number 137, Janta flat of Vivek Vihar while their tenant stayed on the first floor. They had been living there since July 17 this year. The tenants were introduced to the couple by Sushma, a neighbour of the deceased. 

The deceased had three daughters identified as Hema (19), Leena (20) and Neena (22). All three are blind and married. "On Tuesday morning, I made a call to my parents. Despite several attempts when no answer was received, I made a call to Satya Devi, a neighbour of my parents. I told her to convey my message to my parents. When Satya Devi reached my parent's residence, she found their bodies and raised an alarm. Police was informed," said Hema. 

One of the suspects identified as Ashwini, who works at a call centre in Noida, was spotted by residents around 1 am smoking but was not seen after that. 

An amount of `50,000 and some jewellery was found missing from the house, they said. 




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