An 82-year-old woman, her three daughters and a male guard were found dead inside a house on Saturday in Delhi, police said. But every local businessman and resident Hindustan Times spoke to on Saturday said that outsiders could hardly ever step into the huge haveli that housed 40 members of the extended Jindal family.
It is suspected that the killings could be a fallout of a property dispute, according to the police. Their neighbours informed the police about the incident around 7 a.m. We have registered a case and have started investigations and efforts are on to nab the culprits.
The bodies have been sent for the post-mortem.
While Nupur and Anjali were unmarried, Sangeeta was a divorcee. They had collectively hired a security guard, she said.
"The killers then entered the first floor and murdered the four women who were all sleeping in one room". All five had their throats slit. Police suspect that some labourers could be behind the crime. There was no CCTVs installed around the property. "It appears a knife was used in the murder", the DCP said.More news: Las Vegas shooter booked hotel during Lollapalooza
Relatives said no one heard any sound. The other six families are from her husband's side.
However, the police has said that they are investigating the matter from all angles.
A family member had raised suspicion over involvement of of those workers in the killings. Yesterday, the workers were scolded for their negligence.
The four women belonged to a family having oil business in the area. "They looked like a happy family", said a family friend.
According to a media report, a sharp weapon has also been recovered from the spot.