Decomposed bodies of elderly couple found in Delhi flat; investigators find no signs of forced entry

The elderly couple in Delhi was registered under the senior citizen category in the police records of southeast district. The beat officials used to visit them frequently. The staff had last visited them on 15 January and fixed their water issues

Press Trust of India January 28, 2019 11:10:36 IST
Decomposed bodies of elderly couple found in Delhi flat; investigators find no signs of forced entry
  • A police team then reached the couple's house where it found the flat locked from inside

  • At the instance of relatives and neighbours, police broke the lock of the flat

  • The couple's son Amit Khaneja, a doctor, lives in the US

New Delhi: Decomposed bodies of an elderly couple were found inside their house in southeast Delhi's Amar Colony, police said on Sunday.
They have been identified as Virender Kumar Khaneja (77) and his wife Sarla (72).

Police were informed about a senior citizen going missing at around 10.30 am.

Decomposed bodies of elderly couple found in Delhi flat investigators find no signs of forced entry

Representational image. AFP

A police team then reached the couple's house where it found the flat locked from inside. The couple's phones were switched off, Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast), said.

At the instance of relatives and neighbours, police broke the lock of the flat, he said.

The decomposed bodies of the couple were found lying on the floor in a room, Biswal added.

The couple's son Amit Khaneja, a doctor, lives in the US, the officer said.

According to preliminary investigation, police did not find any signs of forced entry in the house, the DCP said.

The bodies have been sent for post-mortem. Investigation is underway to ascertain the cause behind the unnatural deaths, he said.  The couple were registered under the senior citizen category in the police records of southeast district, he said.

The beat officials used to visit them frequently. The staff last visited them on 15 January and fixed their water issues, police said.

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