A retired government employee was stabbed to death at his home in Samachar Apartments in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar Phase 1 Wednesday, said police. The victim, Vijay Kumar PB (64), was found lying naked in a pool of blood by his daughter, who is a journalist with Rajya Sabha TV.
The victim was stabbed nine times and had injuries on his neck, chest and abdomen, said police. Police sources said the entry to the house did not appear forced and the missed call list on the victim’s phone was deleted. Preliminary investigations have led the police to look for a woman, the sources added.
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The victim’s daughter, Ambily Vijay Kumar, said she found his body in the bedroom under a mattress. “The room was dark and the AC and fan were running. I don’t understand why he was lying naked in such a condition.” The victim had moved to a third floor flat in the society four months ago and stayed with his wife, who works with the income-tax department. He had retired from Central Government Health Scheme in 2011.
The murder came to light after Ambily, who stays in the same society, came looking for her father when he did not respond to her calls. Ambily said she came to her parents’ apartment at 2 pm and found her father’s body. Her mother was at work then, she added.
Rishi Pal, DCP (East), said, “There were no signs of forced entry. Someone known to the victim had entered, as tea and biscuits were kept on the table. The house was not ransacked, so the motive is not robbery.” Police said an LCD television was missing from the house along with Rs 1,000 and the victim’s ATM card.