No headway in Delhi teacher murder case

Monday, December 20, 2010

NEW DELHI - More than a day after a retired teacher was found murdered in a south Delhi locality, the city police were yet to make any headway in the case.

Devendra Kishore Joshi, a retired Sanskrit teacher, was found murdered in his home in Vasant Kunj area at 8 a.m. Sunday. He had been hit on his head and later stabbed in the neck with a pair of scissors. The rear door of the house was found ajar and some valuables were missing, the police said.

“The matter is still under probe. No breakthrough has been made,” a senior police officer told IANS.

The officer said a preliminary probe points to the killer having a friendly entry into the duplex house as nothing was ransacked inside.

Joshi shifted to his Vasant Kunj home seven years ago. He was living alone after his wife died in 2008. His son is working as an engineer in New Jersey, United States.

The matter, according to the officer, came to light only when the victim’s son called him up several times Sunday morning. After nobody responded, he asked a relative to visit his father.

When the relative reached the house, he found the front door bolted from inside.

“The relative went inside through the rear door and found Devendra’s body lying in a pool of blood on his bed,” he added.

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