Two years after murder the case reopens

Two years after murder the case reopens
Ghaziabad: The case of a five-year-old boy, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances here two years back, has been reopened after it emerged that a few vital clues had been overlooked during preliminary investigation, officials said.

The murder case of Sarthak, son of a doctor couple in Ghaziabad, was closed in July 2010, after police officials failed to come up with any leads, Senior Superintendent of Police Raghubir Lal said, adding that a special investigating team will now reopen the case and probe into the incident.

Sarthak was allegedly killed with a hammer on February 5, 2009, at his residence in Raj Nagar here, while his mother, who was sleeping in the same room, was beaten up by unidentified persons.

The victim's father, Raj, who was reportedly at the clinic at the time of the incident, rushed to the house when the milk man reported that his repeated knocks on the door had
gone unanswered.

The doctor broke open the door to discover his son's body and his wife unconscious next to him.

Police suspected the role of parents into the killing following which the couple and a security guard were subjected to lie detector test in February 2010 but the police failed to come up with any leads resulting in the closure of the case, informed police officials.

Now almost two years since the murder, police officials said that some important clues have emerged and the case has been reopened.

They said soon a chargesheet will also be filed.