Son In US, Decomposed Bodies Of Elderly Couple Found In Delhi Flat

Neighbours informed police when the couple did not respond to repeated knocking on the door.

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Son In US, Decomposed Bodies Of Elderly Couple Found In Delhi Flat

There were no signs of forced entry into the couple's home, police said. (Representational)


New Delhi: 

Decomposed bodies of an old couple were found inside their house in 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. 

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

Police broke the lock of the flat after relatives and neighbours had insisted, he said.

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

The couple's son Dr Amit Khaneja 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 January 15 and fixed their water issues, police said. 

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