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Delhi fashion designer, security guard killed by employees for delayed salary; three detained

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 15 Nov 2018, 11:11:55 AM
Delhi fashion designer, security guard killed by employees for delayed salary; three detained

New Delhi:

A Delhi-based fashion designer and her security guard were found dead with stab wounds at her posh Vasant Kunj enclave residence late on Wednesday night. The police have detained three employees of the deceased and the initial investigation has revealed that they killed her for not getting their salaries on time.

According to sources, the trio killed her with a sharp-edged weapon and stabbed her around 10 times.

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Police said the deceased was identified as 53-year-old Mala Lakhani and her security guard as Bahadur Singh (42). “The incident came to light after the locals found that the entrance door of her house was ajar and the security guard was missing. They informed the police about the incident at around 3 am and police rushed to the spot. After reaching there, police found their bodies, lying in a pool of blood and house was ransacked,” a senior police officer said.

The police said, “The main accused Rahul Anwar, working as the master tailor at Lakhani’s shop, has been arrested. They walked to the police station and confessed their crime on their own. The incident took place between 10 pm-12 am. Robbery is the motive behind the murder and a Hyundai car has also been recovered. They bought the knife a few days ago from the market. They called Mala on the pretext of showing a piece of cloth.” Anwar was earlier arrested on the charges of molesting a minor girl in 2017.

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“She was running a small office from her home where three tailors were working with her. One of them was working with her for the last four years. During questioning so far, they all have claimed before the police that she was not giving their salary to them following that they decided to rob her and kill her, but police are verifying the facts to ascertain the exact motive behind the murder,” police said as quoted by news agencies.

DCP (south-west) Devendra Arya said they have registered an FIR under IPC sections for murder and detained three persons. “We have sent their bodies for a post-mortem examination to AIIMS,” he added.

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First Published : 15 Nov 2018, 11:11:46 AM