Decomposed bodies of an elderly couple, identified as Virender Kumar Khaneja (77) and his wife Sarla (72) were found inside their house in southeast Delhi's Amar Colony area, police said on Sunday. Police had received information about a senior citizen going missing at around 10.30 am.
The flat was found locked from inside after the police team reached the couple’s house. According to Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast), the couple’s phones were switched off.
At the instance of relatives and neighbours, police broke the lock of the flat, he said.
The decomposed bodies of the couple were found lying on the floor in a room, Biswal added.
The couple's son Dr Amit Khaneja lives in the US, the officer said.
According to the preliminary investigation, police did not find any signs of forced entry in the house, the DCP said.
The bodies have been sent for post-mortem. Investigation is underway to ascertain the cause behind the unnatural deaths, he said.
The couple were registered under the senior citizen category in the police records of southeast district, he said.
The beat officials used to visit them frequently. The staff last visited them on January 15 and fixed their water issues, police said.