Former Indian Air Force pilot, wife found dead in Bengaluru villa; servant on run

By | February 9, 2022

A retired Indian Air Force pilot and his wife were found dead in their villa at Bidadi on the western outskirts of Bengaluru on Tuesday. Police suspect that his employee had committed the murders for gain.

Former Indian Air Force pilot, wife found dead in Bengaluru villa;  servant on run

Upon receiving the information, Bidadi police team and other senior cops inspected the crime scene (Photo: ANI/Representational)

Police have launched an investigation after a retired Indian Air Force pilot and his wife were found murdered in their villa inside the Eagleton Resort on the western outskirts of Bengaluru on Tuesday. Police suspect that one of the employees of the couple, Joginder Singh, committed the murders with the help of others for stealing the valuables. Singh is now absconding.

The deceased have been identified as Raghurajan (70) and his wife Asha (63), both from Chennai. The couple is survived by two sons and both of them work at a private firm in Delhi.

According to a report published in the Deccan Herald (DH), the incident came to light when their sons called the security guards to check the villa since his parents were not picking up the calls.

When the guards went inside the villa to check, Singh, who used to take care of their dog, told them that the couple had gone to Bengaluru early in the morning. The information was shared with their sons but they did not believe what Singh said and asked the guards to go and check inside the villa.

Couple found in a pool of blood

A police officer told the Times of India (TOI) that when the guards went inside the villa, they found the couples’ bodies in a pool of blood. The miscreants reportedly bludgeoned their heads with a hammer while they were asleep, the report said. The guards told the police that they saw another man with Singh at the villa.

Upon receiving the information, the Bidadi police team and other senior cops inspected the crime scene.

SP, Ramanagara, Santosh Babu told DH that the main suspect is Joginder Singh and efforts are underway to nab him to ascertain the motive of the crime. Bidadi police have registered a murder case against the crime.

Murder for stealing valuables

Meanwhile, a senior police officer told DH that police suspect that the couple was murdered to steal the valuables from their house. Police have constituted various teams to solve the murder case and an autopsy will be conducted upon their sons’ arrival.

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