El­derly woman found tied up, dead in S Delhi

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New Delhi: A 75-year-old woman was mur­dered at her house in Sheikh Sarai of south Delhi on Tues­day morn­ing. Her hands were tied and it seems she was stran­gled. The house was ran­sacked and many valu­ables have been found miss­ing.

The PCR got a call about the mur­der around 6.40am when the vic­tim Chan­dra­mukhi Guliya’s youngest son, Kuldeep, alerted the neigh­bours.

The woman lived alone on the first floor, while Kuldeep stayed on the third with his wife and three chil­dren. “Kul- BRU­TAL END: deep called us around 7am and we soon reached the house. There is an on­go­ing prop­erty dis­pute in the fam­ily, but we are sure it has noth­ing to do with the mur­der,” said Ga­jen­der Singh, Guliya’s cousin.

“The woman had filed a crim­i­nal case against a rel­a­tive a few years ago be­cause he used to beat her up due to the prop­erty dis­pute. We are prob­ing this rel­a­tive’s role,” DCP (south) Ish­war Singh said. The en­try to the house seemed friendly. Po­lice, how­ever, said that they have not ruled out the mur­der be­ing fall­out of a rob­bery at­tempt gone awry.

Kuldeep, a Yoga in­struc­tor at an in­sti­tute near his house, said that he was leav­ing home around 6.30am like usual. “When I used to come down to the first floor, my mother would ask me to switch on the sub­mersible wa­ter pump. But she didn’t call out to me today. At first I thought that she was sleep­ing, but when I was about to leave I no­ticed her front door was slightly open,” Kuldeep told the cops.

When he didn’t get any re­sponse from knock­ing on the door, Kuldeep en­tered and found his dead mother. Her face was cov­ered with a cloth and hands tied with a rope. All the rooms had been ran­sacked. “The gas stove was on with a ket­tle on it. There were three plates on the ta­ble. It seemed as if some­one who knew my mother came inside and killed her. He left the food un­touched af­ter sensing that he could get caught,” Kuldeep told his rel­a­tives.

Guliya’s three chil­dren live in the US while the fourth stays in Haryana. Kuldeep has been liv­ing with her since her husband’s death. A case has been reg­is­tered at Malviya Na­gar po­lice sta­tion.

The woman (in pic), who lived alone on the first floor, was found dead by her youngest son in the morn­ing

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