A 53-year-old fashion designer and her security guard were found dead at her Vasant Kunj enclave residence late Wednesday night. Police have detained three employees of the deceased and the preliminary investigation has revealed that they killed her for not getting salary on time.
Sources said the trio killed her brutally with a sharp-edged weapon and stabbed her around 10 times.
Police said the deceased was identified as Mala Lakhani and her security guard as Bahadur Singh (42). “The incident came to light after the locals found that the entrance door of her house was ajar at A-82, Vasant Kunj Enclave and the security guard was missing from his seat. They informed the police about the incident at around 3 am and police rushed to the spot. After reaching there, police found their bodies, lying in a pool of blood and house was ransacked,” a senior police officer said.
Police later called the FSL team to lift the fingerprints and other evidence from the spot. Later, they approached her relatives and came to know that she was running her boutique in Green Park area. “She was running a small office from her home where three tailors were working with her. One of them was working with her for the last four years. During questioning so far, they all have claimed before the police that she was not giving their salary to them following that they decided to rob her and kill her, but police are verifying the facts to ascertain the exact motive behind the murder,” police said.
DCP (south-west) Devendra Arya said they have registered an FIR of murder and detained three persons. “We have sent their bodies for postmortem examination to AIIMS,” he added.