Three of family murdered in Rohini
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A 55-year-old businessman, his wife and their youngest daughter were found murdered at their home in Rohini on Friday morning.
Yogendra Pratap Singh Chauhan, a chemical supplier, was found dead on the ground floor of his house — B7/75, Rohini Sector-17 — with an injury mark below his ear.
His wife Rekha was strangled with a metallic cord, while their 22-year-old daughter Karishma aka Rosie was strangled with a dupatta, police said.
Rosie, who had recently completed a course in mass communication and a month-long internship with a television channel in Noida, also had an injury on her forehead.
The mother and daughter were found on a bed on the first floor of the house, in which the family had been living for the last 20 years.
Police said Rekha was to leave on a trip to Vaishno Devi along with a group of women from the neighbourhood on Friday morning.
"Around 7 am, the group boarded the chartered bus and was ready to leave. But Rekha was nowhere to be seen. So, the local temple priest who had organised the trip sent his wife and daughter to Rekha's house," an officer said.
"When the young girl knocked on the door, she found that the front mesh door was open. She noticed that the wooden door behind it was also open. She looked in and saw Chauhan lying on a bed bleeding. The neighbours immediately informed police," the officer said.
Police ruled out robbery because the house hadn't been ransacked. The mobile phones of Rosie and her father and a laptop were missing. Police suspect these were taken away "probably to erase evidence".
Police found two open suitcases on a table. An officer said: "The assailant was known to the victims. A property dispute cannot be ruled out."
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