You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Elderly man found dead in his house

Press Trust of India  |  Ambala (Har) 

A 76-year-old man was found dead in his house here with police suspecting it to be a case of murder.

V P Sahani, a retired postal department employee, was found dead last night in his house at Housing Board Colony close to sector 9 at Ambala City, police said today.

He was living alone while his son Rajiv was staying with his wife at Kachha Bazaar area at Ambala Cantt, police said.

One of the neighbours of the deceased noticed that the door of Sahani's house was opened and foul smell was coming from his room.

When he went inside the house, he found that Sahani was lying on the bed unconscious and informed police.

The body was transported to civil hospital last late night, police said, adding, marks of sharp injuries were found on his neck during post mortem.

Forensic experts were summoned who detected blood spots on the door of the deceased's room.

SHO Sadar Police Station Jaspal Singh said that mobile phone and other valuables of the deceased were found intact in the room while the younger brother of the deceased who came from Jammu today said two of the gold rings and cash of his brother were found missing.

He said that a servant of a hotel used to come in the house to supply lunch and dinner to Sahani and said this is a case of murder.

While Sahani's son Rajiv said, "My father was a kind-hearted and non-controversial man therefore no question of any old enmity rises."

Police have registered a murder case against unknown persons and investigating the matter.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sat, February 07 2015. 18:55 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU