DSP murder: Brutality indicates loot may not have been motive

While the police are not ruling out robbery as a motive for the DSP Balraj Singh and Monica double murder,the brutality of the murders,however,has made them reconsider the looters angle.

Written by Amrita Chaudhary | Ludhiana | Published:February 16, 2012 12:50 am

While the police are not ruling out robbery as a motive for the DSP Balraj Singh and Monica double murder,the brutality of the murders,however,has made them reconsider the looters angle. “We cannot rule out loot as the personal belongings of Monica and Balraj are missing and so were the cars which we have recovered now. The brutality,however,adds another dimension to the murder as thieves usually incapacitate their victims and flee”,ADGP (Crime) H S Dhillon said on Wednesday.

Dhillon,who is monitoring the investigations,along with senior officials of the Ludhiana,Jagraon and Jalandhar police visited the farm house at Hambran Road — where Gill and Monica were found murdered on February 2 — on Tuesday.

The ADGP said it was the brutality of the murders that stood out. “ The blood stains all the way up to the roof speak of the brutality involved in this killing. The lady seemed to have been repeatedly knifed. After going through the videography and the evidences that the SIT has picked up from the site of crime,it is evident that the killers continued stabbing the duo even after they were dead especially in case of the lady,” Dhillon said.

Despite no headway in the case,Dhillon claimed the police were not clueless.””The team is very enthusiastic and at this stage of investigations all I can say is the SIT is not groping in the dark. They have some concrete vital clues in hand and are following trails. We should be able to get to the killers soon”” the ADGP said.

On his long meeting with K S Gill,the father of the slain DSP,Dhillon said,“Gill has talked to me in detail and had also filled in with some facts that I have asked the SIT to look into. At the same time there are certain things about which he sought clarifications and

I have issued instructions

to the SIT to see to

these things.”

Asked whether there was any clarification on the relationship of Balraj and Monica and the role of Balraj’s friends,Dhillon refused to comment.””While our sympathies lie with the family,there are certain facts which have been corroborated by technical investigation and we cannot deny them. But then it makes no sense in talking ill about some one who is dead and can not defend him or herself,” he said.

Meanwhile,apart from including the Jagraon and Jalandhar police divisions in the investigations,it has been learnt that special cyber teams from Chandigarh and Delhi have been called in to look into the footage secured from West End Mall — from where the Innova was recovered. Special police officers known for cracking blind murder cases have also been roped in including an inspector from Bathinda.

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