Delhi DoctorFound Deadin Ransacked Home, Robbery-Murder Suspected

Dr. Yogesh Chander Paul, a 63-year-old general physician, was found dead in his ransacked Delhi home with his hands tied, suggesting a robbery-murder. CCTV footage shows four persons entering the house, and police are scanning footage to track the accused and determine stolen valuables.

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Delhi DoctorFound Deadin Ransacked Home, Robbery-Murder Suspected

Delhi DoctorFound Deadin Ransacked Home, Robbery-Murder Suspected

On Friday evening, the body of 63-year-old Dr. Yogesh Chander Paul, a general physician, was found in his ransacked house in Jangpura Extension, Delhi. The police suspect that Dr. Paul was killed during a robbery, with his hands tied and signs indicating he was smothered to death.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the growing concern about safety and security in urban areas, particularly for senior citizens and professionals who work from home. It also underscores the need for increased vigilance and community policing to prevent suchcrimes.

The police received a call at 6:50 pm at the Hazrat Nizamuddin police station regarding a murder at Dr. Paul's residence, an upper-ground floor flat in C-14, Jangpura Extension. Dr. Paul lived at the address with his wife, Dr. Neena Paul, who is also a doctor employed by the Delhi government.

Upon arriving at the scene, the police found Dr. Paul's body in the kitchen with his hands tied. The rooms in the flat had been ransacked, suggesting that robbery was the motive behind the crime. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Rajesh Deo stated, "There are also signs of robbery as rooms have been ransacked. Prima facie, it appears that the accused persons robbed the house and brought fatality to Dr. Paul."

The incident is believed to have occurred between 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Friday. CCTV footage shows four persons entering the house at 1:30 pm, around the time Dr. Paul had returned from his clinic. The accused allegedly carried out a recce of the house and might have posed as patients, as Dr. Paul used to consult at his residence as well.

Dr. Paul, who had been practicing for around 40 years, was a well-known doctor in the nearby areas. Kapil Kakkar, President of Jangpura Extension RWA, described him as a jovial person, stating, "Dr. Paul was a jovial person and we even awarded him the society 'best resident of the year' award recently... he was born and brought up here and had been treating patients ever since I can remember... he was quite famous as a doctor in the nearby areas."

A forensic team and dog squad were called to the spot to investigate the crime scene. The police are currently scanning CCTV footage to track the route taken by the accused and determine the amount of money and valuables stolen from the house. Further investigation into the matter is underway, and no arrests have been made yet in connection with the suspected robbery-murder case.