The Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh has seen ghastly murders of a famous Bhajan singer Ajay Pathak, his wife Sneha (36) and daughter Vasundhara (14), while his ten-year-old son was missing, reports Indian Express.
The family residence is in the Punjabi colony in the Adarsh Mandi area.
Pathak was reportedly quite popular Bhajan singer, and was scheduled to go to Karnal on Tuesday morning to attend a programme with his family.
When his uncle, Darshan Lal, who lives on the ground floor found their first-storey flat locked, he thought that they had already left for Karnal early in the morning.
“We tried to contact him on his mobile phone, but found it switched off. When they could not be traced till the afternoon, we informed the neighbours. Then we broke open the door and found their bodies lying on the floor. Their son was missing and we could not find him,” Lal was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.
The victims’ throats were slit and the assailant had also took the DVR of the CCTV camera installed in the house. Apart from the son, the family car was also missing.
The police acted quickly and were able to nab Himanshu, who had earlier worked with Pathak, and was reportedly close to the family.
Himanshu admitted to the crime, and told the police that he reportedly committed the murders on Monday midnight, and fled with the ten-year old son in the family car.
He reached Panipat, Haryana, where he murdered the boy he had abducted, hid his body in the trunk of the car, and then set it on fire. The police have discovered the car along with the charred body. Further investigations are on.
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