An elderly couple was brutally killed in their house at Hemanth Nagar, near HAL limits in Bengaluru on November 28.
Following the foul smell emanating from the house, neighbours informed the police about it, who broke open the house only to find the body of an elderly couple in a decomposed state.
The victims have been identified as Govindan and Saroja. The murder is said to have occurred on November 26. As the couple was living on their own, no one noticed that they were not seen outside.
The hands and legs of the couple were tied, and they were killed. The jewellery and valuables from the house were looted.
The police also said that the accused tried to blast the cylinder to destroy any proof. When they could not do it, they leaked the gas from the cylinder. A case in this regard has been booked by the HAL Police and investigation is on.
Govindan is the former employee of BEL and was retired. He was not dependent on any of his children. Instead, the couple was living independently.
Their daughter Usha, who used to visit them once a day also did not come near the house as they had told her that they were going on a religious trip with Om Shakthi Group.
On primary investigation, the police have said that someone known to the family might have committed the crime. However, there are allegations that their grandson might have given supari to kill the elderly couple.
More details on this case are awaited.