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Shahdara murders: Property papers missing from home

According to police, investigation so far has hinted at “friendly entry” by the attackers into the house and that it turned into a scuffle later.

Written by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Published: October 24, 2017 1:27:26 am
shahdara murder, delhi four women killed, mansarovar park, property papers missing, friendly entry, shahdara murder latest news, jindal oil mill, indian express The women were found murdered in a room inside their mansion on the morning of October 6. (Express)

Investigation into the murders of four women and a security guard inside a mansion in Mansarovar Park has revealed that the attackers had targeted the lockers, where property-related documents were kept, police sources told The Indian Express. Police are now questioning each of the 40 people who live in the mansion. Urmila Jindal (82) and her three daughters — Sangeeta (52), Nupur (48), and Anjali (45) — were found murdered in a room inside their mansion on the morning of October 6. The body of the security guard was found in the parking lot.

According to police, investigation so far has hinted at “friendly entry” by the attackers into the house and that it turned into a scuffle later. “The way in which the attackers stabbed the women and the security guard, makes it seem that they wanted to ensure all of them are dead. Every person, including the guard, had more than eight wounds on their bodies,” an officer said.He added that the attackers allegedly broke the locker, where Urmila’s younger daughter Anjali kept all property-related documents. “The locker was found to be broken. It seems some of the documents have been stolen,” the officer added.

“Urmila used to own properties in and around the mansion. She also owned a property in Ghaziabad. They used to get over Rs 1 lakh per month as rent and Anjali was the one who took care of it,” he said.

Sources also told The Indian Express that police teams have started checking the bank accounts of all family members to check their transactions. Investigators said they are yet to ascertain how the attackers entered the house. “A knife was recovered from near the guard’s body. But we don’t know if it was used in the crime,” a source said.
Police had initially suspected that the murders could have been over a property dispute but the family had denied it. “Though the property angle is our prime lead, we are still open to other angles as well. We have still not ruled out the robbery angle,” the officer said.

Maintaining that no valuables were stolen from the house, police said the attackers have only taken away the guard’s mobile phone. On the basis of the dump data, police are trying to identify the persons whose mobile phones were active at the time of the incident. So far, police have questioned over 100 persons, including the 40-odd family members, relatives and friends.

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