A woman and her two children were found murdered with a sharp-edged weapon at their residence in Chandigarh’s Manimajra on the intervening night of January 22 and 23.
On the night of murder, the woman’s husband- Sanjay Arora was admitted in Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in a critical condition after he attempted to commit suicide by jumping in front of a train.
Sanjay is now seen as a prime suspect in the triple murder case after his suicide note was found. We are yet to ascertain the motive behind the murders, said a police officer. The bodies had multiple wounds that were likely to inflicted with a sharp object, the officer said.
The victims have been identified as Sarita Arora, 45, a housewife, children- Arjun aged 15 years, who was student of class X and Sanchi Arora aged 22, a student of Law in Chandigarh University. A case has been registered under Section 302 of IPC against unknown person and investigation is in progress, the officer said.
Sanjay Arora runs a sweep shop namely Krishna Sweets in Sector- 9 Panchkula. He has sustained injuries on right side of head and other parts of the body after being hit by a train and is under treatment at PGIMER. His condition was stated to be critical till evening. Police said that statement of Sanjay will be taken after he become stable and regains consciousness. He was stated to be under depression due to financial problems.
Sanjay Arora was referred to PGIMER from Hospital Sector 6, Panchkula on Wednesday night. When calls to inform the family members went unanswered, PGIMER staff called up Karamvir Singh, a colleague of Arora, requesting him to inform the family.
The murders came to the light post midnight around 1:30 am after Karamvir went to Arora’s house. On reaching the resident, he saw the gate locked from outside and on using torchlight, he saw three bodies with blood. He called the police immediately.
“The police reached that spot and CFSL team, crime team, photographers and dog squad were called to collect the evidences. The suicide note found at the house is being verified for handwriting and authenticity,” the police officer said. “All the scientific evidences alongwith CCTV footages are being collected. The deceased bodies have been sent for post mortem and medical report is awaited, he added.