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Samachar Apartment Murder: Suspected Woman Caught on CCTV Arrested

The police said that the murderer was known to the victim and the motive has not been ascertained.

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A 25-year-old woman has been arrested in the murder of an elderly citizen in Samachar Apartments in East Delhi’s Mayur Vihar area, according to ANI.

Sixty-four-year-old Vijaykumar PB was the father of Rajya Sabha TV Journalist Ambily Vijaykumar. On Wednesday, he was found brutally murdered at his residence by an unidentified assailant. CCTV footage showed a woman leaving the premises of the victim’s house with a television set in her hand.

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Vijaykumar sustained multiple stab injuries, mostly in his abdominal region and arms, inflicted with a small, sharp object, like a fruit knife, by someone suspected to be known to him, a senior police official said.

Vijaykumar was a retired government official, who hailed from Kerala and had moved to Delhi in 1994. Vijaykumar and his wife had moved into the apartment around three months back, living in a flat close to their daughter’s building in the same housing complex. His wife works with the Income-Tax Department.

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A case of murder has been registered and preliminary investigation suggests that the assailant was known to the victim. The assailant was given a friendly entry and was offered tea and biscuits.
Rishipal Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Delhi (East)
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Singh said the house was neither found to be in a ransacked condition nor was any cash or jewellery found missing. However, no possible motive behind the act can be ruled out at this stage. From preliminary investigation, it appears that the assailant took away an LCD television from the house to elude security guards in the complex, pretending to be a mechanic, Singh said.

The incident came to light around 1.30 pm when Kumar’s daughter Ambily Vijaykumar came to check on her father, who was not responding to her phone calls, and her mother was in office.

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Ambily and her children often used to join Vijaykumar for lunch at his house. This Friday, his family was to celebrate his 65th birthday.

When Ambily rushed to the house today, she found her father lying in a pool of blood, with his semi-nude body under a mattress in the bedroom. She raised an alarm, following which neighbours rushed to the apartment and called up the police control room.

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Police is on the lookout for a woman in her late 20s, who was captured in a CCTV grab at the exit gate of the apartment complex, where the victim lived.

The suspect was recorded on camera while exiting the apartment complex from gate number three, carrying a television which was stolen from victim. While leaving, the lady can be seen wearing a black t-shirt with blue trousers and is carrying an LED TV covered in white cloth.

The police said that the murderer was known to the victim and the motive has not been ascertained.
A screenshot of the CCTV footage showing the suspect with the TV. (Photo: News24)

(With inputs from PTI)

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