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NEW DELHI: It was around 6:30 am on Tues­day when the body of a 73-year-old woman was re­cov­ered from her house in Malviya Na­gar area of South Delhi. Po­lice claimed that they were sus­pect­ing that the mur­der could be the re­sult of the prop­erty dis­pute be­tween the fam­ily. Role of in­sider is also un­der the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the de­ceased iden­ti­fied as Chan­dra­mukhi Gu­lia, used to live at her house in Sav­itri Na­gar area. The woman lived alone on the first floor of the house whereas her son lives on the third floor of the house with his fam­ily. The de­ceased's fam­ily is hail­ing from Haryana. Po­lice claimed that the things in­side the house were scat- tered ev­ery­where and dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, they came to know that there was a prop­erty dis­pute. The fam­ily mem­bers told

Mil­len­nium Post that in the morn­ing the de­ceased used to tell her son Kuldeep who is a yoga teacher to switch on the wa­ter mo­tor be­fore go­ing to his work but on the day of in­ci­dent she did not call any­one which led to the sus­pi­cion. And when Kuldeep went to in­quire about his mother the gate was open and the woman was ly­ing on the floor. A PCR call was made in this re­gard.

“Kuldeep called her mother but no re­sponse came af­ter which he went to her room where he saw her mother ly­ing and a cloth was cov­er­ing her face,” said a rel­a­tive adding that the hand was also tied.

The de­ceased's rel­a­tive Ga­jen­dra stated that some­thing might have been cooked as the gas cylin­der was on. All the lights were on and the fan was also mov­ing, he added. The house was ran­sacked.

“She had been liv­ing in the house for more than 40 years but she did not rent the house to any­one,” said Ga­jen­dra. The sec­ond floor of the house had been locked sev­eral time.

On the con­trary to po­lice ver­sion, the fam­ily mem­bers claimed that there was no dis­pute on prop­erty be­tween the son and the mother as he used to take care of the old woman. The woman is sur­vived by four chil­dren, two live in USA and Canada whereas rest of two live in Delhi and Haryana.

Ad­di­tional Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice (South) Chin­moy Biswal stated that they were prob­ing the case from all an­gles in­clud­ing bur­glary, prop­erty dis­pute.

“We are wait­ing for post­mortem re­port to as­cer­tain the ex­act cause of death,” said Biswal. Po­lice sources claimed that the se­nior po­lice of­fi­cial also wanted to know whether any beat of­fi­cer vis­ited the house and if there was any com­plaint re­gard­ing the prop­erty dis­pute.

The res­i­dence in Malviya Na­gar, South Delhi, where the el­derly woman was found mur­dered

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