LUCKNOW || An old couple was hacked to death in the state capital in the wee hours of Friday, police said. Their dead bodies were found in their Sadatganj residence near Chaupatiya. The house had been ransacked and the criminals also took away cash and jewellery from the house after murdering the elderly duo.
The deceased have been identified as Hilal (70) and his wife Bilkis (65). Hilal was a businessman dealing in Chikan clothes. The macabre crime was dis covered when the neighbours spotted the main entrance gate of the house open. They immediately informed the police and the duo was found lying in pools of blood.
SSP Lucknow, Kalanidhi Naithani informed reporters that the duo hailed from Kanpur and was living in a rented house in Dabiruddaula Fathak locality. Hilal had. Chikan cloth shop in Chowk. His daughter Sahar and her husband Farhan live in Australia. The bodies have been sent for autopsy and teams of forensic experts and dog squad have ben pressed into service.
The robbers, apparently four in number came on feet according to an eye witness and decamped after the robbery and murders. The couple’s throats were slit apparently after they tried to resist the robbery attempt.