Woman,daughter found murdered in their apartment in Laxmi Nagar

A mother and daughter,both widows,were found dead in their Laxmi Nagar flat on Monday. Police said their throats too were slit in a manner similar to the murders reported from Vivek Vihar in East Delhi on Monday morning.

Written by Ananya Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Published: August 20, 2013 2:29 am

A mother and daughter,both widows,were found dead in their Laxmi Nagar flat on Monday. Police said their throats too were slit in a manner similar to the murders reported from Vivek Vihar in East Delhi on Monday morning.

According to police,Ramvati (70) and Rajni Devi (52) were living in the two-bedroom flat for over nine years. Police suspect robbery to be the motive behind the murders. The incident was reported when their domestic help came to their flat around 8 am and found them lying in a pool of blood in the drawing room.

Speaking to Newsline,Maushmi Banerjee,a neighbour,said,“I spoke to Ramvati around 7 pm on Sunday. She told me that there was a water shortage in her house and asked me to give her a wake-up call and remind her to switch on the motor in the morning.”

Banerjee said around 6 am on Monday,she rang the bell of Ramavati’s flat but no one responded. “I rang the bell but no one opened the door. It was time for my daughter to go to school and my husband had to go for work,so I got busy in the kitchen and did not check on them. I could hear the television from inside the flat,so I thought she must have woken up.”

“An hour later,their maid came running to my house screaming. She told me that both Ramvati and Rajni were lying in a pool of blood. I alerted our neighbours who came to check. They made a PCR call around 8 am.”

There was not much to rob in their house,apart from an almirah,two beds,one refrigerator and a television set. But the rooms were ransacked. The entry appears to be friendly,” a police officer said.

Police said Ramvati’s daughter had called her around 8 pm on Sunday night to check on her. “This means the murders took place either late night or early morning. We are questioning relatives and neighbours. We have registered a case of murder. We have sent the bodies for a post-mortem examination,” the officer said.

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