Amritsar, August 8
Even as the city police have questioned around 12 persons in connection with the brutal murder of a retired government school principal and his wife in their home in the densely populated Naiyyan Wala Road in Islamabad here, they are yet to achieve a significant breakthrough in the case so far.
The police have also been keeping a close watch on the activities of the robbers who were recently released on bail from jail.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Jagmohan Singh said there were no signs of a forced entry, which indicated it could be the handiwork of some insider. The accused were not professional as the couple was murdered with a pointed weapon such as a screwdriver. Though the police did not achieve a significant breakthrough in the case till now, but they were working on different theories.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad police today got the postmortem examination of the deceased done at the Civil Hospital here. The two sons of the deceased, who live abroad, were expected to reach here by this evening, police authorities said.
Fear was writ large on the faces of residents of Naiyyan Wala Road and the adjoining localities. The area is notorious for anti-social activities and drug abuse. People urged the police authorities to increase patrolling in the area. Rakesh Kumar, a local resident, said there was complete failure of law and order in the area from where violent incidents were often reported. Rampant drug abuse was another major concern. The police should enhance patrolling here, he added. However in the late evening, the police claim to have found vital clues in the case.
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