“Police to set up a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the double murder.”
Mohali: A senior journalist K J Singh and his 92-year-old mother were found dead at their residence in Mohali city in Chandigarh, the police said today.
Singh, in his sixties, was found with his throat slit while his mother Gurcharan Kaur was suspected to have been strangled at their Phase 3B2 home, an official spokesman from the Chief Minister’s Office said.
Mohali DSP Alam Vijay Singh, confirmed the double murder and said the motive was being investigated.
Among other things, Singh’s green Ford Ikon car is also missing, police said.
Singh was a former news editor for the Indian Express, The Tribune and The Times of India in Chandigarh.
According to a report in the Indian Express, Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal had said they are working on various theories. He, however, ruled out theft as the reason behind the twin murder.
“We have some leads. We will soon arrest the culprits,” he told Indian Express.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has directed state DGP Suresh Arora to set up a special investigation team (SIT) to look in to the double murder.
The media fraternity in Punjab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh strongly condemned the alleged killings and sought speedy arrests.
Singh is the third journalist to be killed in India within weeks of the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a Kannada journalist, and Shantanu Bhowmik, who was killed in Tripura earlier this week.
(With inputs from PTI)