Mohit Khanna, Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, February 12. After having questioned at least 50 suspects, including hardened criminals, relatives and friends of murdered Moga DSP Balraj Singh Gill and Monica Kapila, DCP Ashish Chaudhary in a candid admission today said: “It is a personal challenge for me to crack the case.”
The police has reached the conclusion that the suspect were more than five in number. Contrary to the claims of the DSP’s family members that he had no link with Monica, the police said the two knew each other. “They knew each other for the past six months and the DSP hid his identity, posing as Aman Verma,” said DCP.
The police ruled out the involvement of a doctor in the murders. The police thinks robbery could be the motive behind the killings.
The police said it had been ascertained that the DSP and Monica entered the Hambran farmhouse between 6.15 and 6.30 pm on February 1 and the murders took place between 7pm and 7.30 pm.
“The two were, perhaps, attacked while returning from the farmhouse. The assailants could be hiding in the farmhouse,” the DCP said. The mirror of one of the cars was broken. A shoe print of one of the suspects was found at the crime scene.
The DCP said they had also found a key ring, a baseball bat, a sword, a sickle and a knife. It seemed the assailants had first hit the DSP on the head with the baseball bat. They had then used a sickle or a sword to kill him.
The attack on Monica was equally brutal. Her body bore injury marks on the left arm, the left foot, the jaw and the skull.