Breakthrough In Journalist KJ Singh Murder Case, Accused Nabbed

Singh had allegedly slapped the accused for creating nuisance in a park near Singh’s house.

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Police suspect a double murder.

Mohali Police on Thursday made the biggest breakthrough in the double murder of journalist KJ Singh (64) and his mother Gurcharan Kaur (92) who were murdered at their Mohali residence on the night of 22 September.

The police caught two men speeding in Singh’s green Ford Ikon car on Sohna road and arrested the accused. The accused hails from Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh and has been identified as one Gaurav, The Indian Express reported.

Senior superintendent Kuldeep Singh Chalal told Indian Express that Singh had slapped Gaurav for creating nuisance in a park near Singh’s house a few week before the murder.

For the last month or so, our PCR and other patrolling parties were placed on high alert. KJ’s vehicle’s description was also with them. One of the PCR teams intercepted this vehicle on the Sohana-Mohali road that leads to Mohali airport and began chasing it. Though Gaurav tried to speed away, he was intercepted and detained by PCR personnel. On checking the vehicle, they also found a vehicle-service slip in KJ Singh’s name. They alerted the police station concerned and that is how we caught hold of the prime accused in the case.
Kuldeep Singh Chalal, Superintendent of Police, talking to The Indian Express

The police also told The Indian Express that the accused entered Singh’s residence at approximately 10:30 pm on the night of the incident.

He entered KJ’s residence by scaling a low-height boundary wall. He rang the door bell twice and then took cover in the dark. When KJ opened the door, the accused first assaulted him. Since KJ was tall and well-built, a scuffle took place. The accused was carrying a knife with which he stabbed KJ Singh multiple times, dragged his body to the bedroom and then slit his throat. Since KJ’s mother was also present in the house at that time, the accused killed her as well. Later, he stole the television – kept it in KJ’s car – and escaped.
An investigating officer, talking to The Indian Express

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