A mother-daughter duo were found dead with stab injuries at their residence in Delhi's New Ashok Nagar on Monday, March 9. The two deceased are identified as Sumita, 65, and her daughter Samrita, 25.
"There were multiple stabs on the two bodies. Prima facie it appears to be a case of murder," a senior police official said.
On scanning the CCTV footage of the area, police said two men were seen entering and exiting the house. One of the accused, identified as Vinay, alias Vikrant Nagar, was apprehended on the way to Jaipur after which a team of the Delhi Police has been sent to Rajasthan to bring him back.
"Various clues were developed by analysing the CCTV footage and local intelligence. We coordinated with the Rajasthan Police and with their help, we have apprehended the accused," said DCP (East) Jasmeet Singh.
Further investigation will be carried out after the accused is brought to Delhi, the DCP said. Police said Sumita worked in an event management company while her daughter Samrita was undergoing training in the hospitality sector.
'Bodies found in pool of blood'
Police were informed about the incident by their neighbours. The bodies were found in a pool of blood. The neighbours told police that Sumita's husband had passed away around 20 years ago, a senior police officer said. It appeared as if the accused were waiting for Samrita, the officer said.
The two men fled in Samrita's car, the officer added, stressing that the accused appeared to be known to her.