Suspected assassins slit journalist’s throat, strangle mother



A senior journalist and his mother were found dead in their house in Mohali, India on Saturday in what police believe to be a case of murder.

KJ Singh was a former news editor of the Indian Express, The Tribune and The Times of India in Chandigarh.

Mohali senior superintendent of police,  Kuldeep Chahal, who confirmed the killings  in Phase 3B2 said the motive was being investigated.

Police sources said Singh was found with his throat slit, while his mother, Gurcharan Kaur, is believed to have been strangled.

According to Hindustantimes, Singh’s Ford Ikon car is also missing, the police said.

The murder came to light around 1pm when a visitor went inside the house after getting no response at the gate.

He is the third journalist to be killed in India within days of the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a Kannada journalist, and Shantanu Bhowmik, who was killed in Tripura earlier this week.



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