Mohali: Over a month after journalist KJ Singh, 64, and his mom Gurcharan Kaur, 92, have been discovered murdered of their Mohali Section 3B2 home, the police on Thursday claimed to have cracked the case with the arrest of a person, initially hailing from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh.
The police have additionally recovered KJ’s stolen Ford Ikon automotive, a tv set, two cellphones, three ATM playing cards, a wrist watch, a DVD participant, and a kitchen knife, allegedly used within the crime. The cops have recognized the accused as Gaurav Kumar, 27, who had been dwelling in Kajheri, Chandigarh, for a while.
Saying the arrest at a press convention held in Mohali, senior law enforcement officials claimed that Gaurav had killed KJ in an act of revenge because the latter had slapped him. He went on to homicide Kaur as she had began elevating the alarm.
“A couple of week earlier than the dual murders, KJ Singh had an argument with Gaurav, who was sitting within the park subsequent to his home and gazing him. When KJ questioned him, a heated argument passed off. After which, KJ slapped him. Our interrogation of the accused has revealed that Gaurav left the place solely to return later for doing a recce of the home,” stated senior superintendent of police (SSP) Kuldeep Singh Chahal.
“After the recce, the accused got here to know that KJ Singh lived along with his mom. He obtained inside the home on the night time of September 22 and murdered the mom and the son. He left with an LCD tv, a set-up field, a wrist watch, ATM playing cards, two cell-phones and his Ford Ikon automotive,” added the SSP.
Cops stated whereas the stolen articles have been recovered from the rented lodging of the accused in Kajheri, cops noticed the automotive when Gaurav was going to Sohana in Mohali.
“The accused was driving close to Sohana when intercepted by a PCR after data relating to the automotive was given by two constables on obligation on the highway resulting in the airport,” stated SSP Chahal.
Cops claimed that Gaurav, who was unemployed and searching for a job, had modified the quantity plate of the automobile.
When requested if the accused acted alone and the way he managed to cross the principle gate of the home, the SSP stated, “Because the accused was arrested on Thursday afternoon, he’s but to be interrogated totally. We’re nonetheless investigating if he executed the murders alone or not.”
KJ Singh, who had labored with quite a few city-based newspapers, was stabbed 17 occasions, together with 14 occasions within the abdomen, twice within the coronary heart and on the neck, whereas his mom Gurcharan Kaur was strangulated at their residence in Section 3B2, Mohali.
Initially, the police had labored on a number of angles, together with property dispute and revenge, whereas ruling out theft as a motive, because the killer had not stolen something priceless, together with the gold chain that KJ was sporting and costly cameras. In addition to, the home was not ransacked and there have been no indicators of pressured entry, making cops imagine that the killer was identified to the sufferer.
The police had registered a case underneath sections 302 (homicide) and 34 of the IPC. The accused could be produced in a neighborhood courtroom on Friday.
Police concept recreates crime like this…
1. KJ Singh has a heated argument with Gaurav, a stranger sitting within the park in entrance of his home. KJ slaps Gaurav.
2. Gaurav does a recce of KJ’s home
3. On the night time of September 22, the accused, after scaling the low-height boundary wall on the aspect of the park, rings doorbell twice after which hides within the shadows. When KJ opens the door, the accused stabs him a number of occasions after which strangulates Gurcharan Kaur after she raises the alarm
4. Gaurav steals quite a few articles and leaves in Ford Ikon automotive
How cops reached accused
In line with senior cops, PCR groups on Thursday intercepted the stolen Ford Ikon automotive being pushed by the accused on the Sohana-Mohali airport highway following a tip-off from two Mohali constables.
“When the automobile was checked, the PCR officers discovered a service slip in automotive that belonged to KJ Singh. After that the police station involved was placed on alert and the accused was caught,” SSP Chahal stated.
Gaurav Kumar, 27, hails from Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. He was dwelling in a rented lodging in Kajheri, Chandigarh. He was searching for work and was planning to shift to Georgia.
Unbelievable, say kin
Ajay Pal Singh, the nephew of slain KJ Singh, stated, “It’s surprising and unbelievable that anybody can take revenge like this. We don’t know whether or not the arrested man was slapped by KJ Singh or not, nevertheless it’s very surprising.”
The Case Diary
September 23: KJ Singh, 63, and his mom Gurcharan Kaur, 92, discovered murdered at their home in Section 3B2, Mohali
September 23: The Punjab CM orders SIT to crack the case
September 24: KJ Singh and his mom cremated
September 25: Put up-mortem examination reveals they have been killed round 11.30pm on September 22. Whereas KJ was stabbed a number of occasions, his mom was strangulated
September 25: Police zero in on property angle, say Gurcharan Kaur had bequeathed the one-kanal home to her sons KJ Singh and Vijay Pal Singh in her will.
September 26: Probe shifts to a lacking member of the family. Police search for KJ’s lacking sister, who left their home eight years in the past. She was reportedly needed in a heinous crime case.
September 27: Police gather cellular dump knowledge from Section 3B2, Mohali, query those that made and obtained calls between 1am and 5am on the night time of double homicide.
October 22: CCTV grabs of 5 suspects, who have been roaming round the home of KJ Singh, launched.
October 24: The 5 suspects give up earlier than police.
October 25: The suspects admit that they have been current outdoors the senior journalist’s home. They, nevertheless, claimed that they have been within the space to search for a paying visitor lodging. The 5 launched after questioning.