Vasant Kunj Double Murder: 3 Confess to Killing Fashion Designer
Three men, on Thursday, 15 November, confessed to murdering 53-year-old fashion designer Mala Lakhani and her 50-year-old domestic help, Bahadur, at her residence in Delhi’s Vasant Kunj.
According to ANI, the double murder was committed late Wednesday night. One of the accused, Rahul Anwar, was a tailor at the deceased fashion designer's workshop. He, along with his two relatives, allegedly committed the crime in an attempt to loot.
Lakhani’s body was found in her bedroom, while Bahadur’s body was recovered from the living room, according to The Times of India. Both the bodies have been sent for postmortem.
Surrender, Then Confession
The three accused allegedly surrendered themselves at the Vasant Kunj police station and later confessed to the crime. They allegedly drove Lakhani’s car to the police station.
“At around 2:45 am on 15 November, three persons came to the police station and disclosed that they've committed a murder. When we reached the spot, house owner Mala Lakhani and her servant, Bahadur, were found lying in a pool of blood,” the Delhi police told ANI.
“Lakhani had set up a workshop in her house for cutting and tailoring. Accused Rahul was working as a tailor master there. He, along with his associates Rahmat and Wasim, made a plan to murder [Lakhani]. They stole valuables from the house and left the spot in the car of the owner,” police added.
According to NDTV, Rahul Anwar told the police that he had been working with Ms Lakhani for a while and his payments were due for the last few months.
(With inputs from ANI, The Times of India and NDTV)