Elderly couple found murdered, home ransacked in northeast Delhi

- April 10, 2023
| By : Patriot Bureau |

The couple had recently taken Rs five lakh as advance to sell the rear portion of the house

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An elderly couple was found murdered in northeast Delhi’s Gokulpuri area, the police said on Monday. The police suspect that the couple was killed during a robbery bid at their house.

The police were alerted about the murder by the couple’s son, who lived on the first floor of the building.

The elderly man Radhey Shyam Verma (72), who had retired from a government school as vice principal, was living with his wife Veena on the ground floor.

The couple was found dead in the bedroom and house was also found ransacked, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast), Joy Tirkey, said.

The DCP said that the family has been living in the house for the last 38 years.

He said some jewellery and Rs 4.5 lakh are missing from the house and Radhey Shyam had recently taken Rs 5 lakh as advance to sell the rear portion of the house.

A case has been registered by the police in this regard. Further investigation is underway and more details are awaited. (With inputs from PTI)