In a sensational double murder in Aligarh, the 37-year-old wife of a leading jeweller and his 8-year-old son were murdered in Surendra Nagar area on Thursday.
As per reports, Shikha, wife of jeweller Lalit Verma, and her son, Digvanshu, were at their home at Surendra Nagar in Kwarsi police station area while the couple's two daughters had gone to a kin's place on Wednesday night.
On Thursday evening, some relatives of Shikha went to meet her at her home but when no one responded, they decided to enter the premises. They found Shikha and her son lying on the floor in pools of blood and raised an alarm. Later the police were informed around 7:30 pm after which a team reached the spot along with a forensic team to collect evidence. The knife used to commit the crime was recovered.
On Friday, the police arrested Shikha's sister Anjali Verma and her fiance Sumit Chaudhary after suspecting their involvement in the murder. A police officer disclosed that the investigation indicated that Lalit's daughters had gone to a kin's house the same day and there was no one except the mother-son duo at home. He said that in the footage obtained from the CCTV camera, two masked men were seen entering the house and leaving after some time.
Police sources claimed that Shikha's younger sister Anjali and her fiance Sumit were found to be involved in the killing. They said that Lalit had filed a case against them.
The bodies of the woman and her son were sent for autopsy.
In another gruesome incident reported from Unnao, a 5-year-old girl was raped and thrown from the terrace when she screamed for help, in Hasanganj police station area.
The critically injured victim was admitted to a hospital and the assailant was arrested.
On the complaint of the victim's kin, the police registered a case against the pervert under the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.