Murdered mother and son in Delhi Palam, accused escaped with CCTV footage

Investigation revealed the accused ran off with ₹40,000cash and gold jewelry worth ₹2 Lakh.

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According to the investigation, the double murder of a 52-year-old woman and her son inside their home in Southwest Delhi’s Palam Tuesday has revealed that the assailants escaped with CCTV footage after killing them. After the prediction of the case, the possibility that someone known to the family killed them. The investigation has revealed that the house was ransacked and the assailant decamped with ₹40,000 cash and gold jewelry worth around ₹2 lakh.


DCP (Southwest) Ingit Pratap Singh stated Babita Verma and Gaurav (27), were bludgeoned to death with a dumbbell. Although Babita is a homemaker, her son used to work at Dell India in Hyderabad but had been unemployed for a year. Her husband Krishan Swaroop (55) was not home.


According to reports from forensic experts, the accused escaped with the DVR.

“Swaroop victim husband informed the police that usually his wife would open the door only after confirming the identity of the visitor on the CCTV camera installed outside the house”.

Swaroop told police he went to his room and didn’t go upstairs to see the family. Around 7 pm, when Swaroop reached home, he went to the first floor and found an almirah open. Though a few silver coins were missing, gold jewelry and ₹15,000 in cash were still there.


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