MOHALI: Veteran journalist KJ Singh and his mother were found murdered at their house in Phase 3B2 here on Saturday. The house was found ransacked. The exact reasons behind the double murder could not be immediately known.
Preliminary reports say Singh’s throat was found slit while his mother Gurcharan Kaur was strangled, suggesting resistance by the victim.
The bodies were found lying in a pool of blood when the police were called by the neighbours.
Singh had retired as Chief News Editor of ‘The Tribune’, Chandigarh, after serving on the Chandigarh editions of ‘The Indian Express’ and ‘The Times of India’.
Acting on a directive from Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab Police have set up a Special Investigative Team (SIT) under an Inspector General of Police (Crime) to probe the murder.
Taking immediate cognisance of the crime, the Chief Minister called up state DGP Suresh Arora to set up a SIT for a thorough investigation into the case.