SHOCKING
Senior Journalist KJ Singh, mother found dead at their residence
- TEAM PT
Senior Journalist KJ Singh, mother found dead at their residence



IN YET ANOTHER shocking incident, a senior journalist KJ Singh and his 92-year-old mother were found dead in their Phase 3B 2 Mohali residence on Saturday.
 
Police officials have reached the spot and are investigating into the possible reason behind the murder. The house was found to be ransacked, giving rise to the speculation of a possible burglary.
 
Police officials are on the spot to speed up the investigation. "There was injury marks on their necks," Mohali deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Alam Vijay Singh said.
 
Singh’s Ford Ikon car is also missing, they said.
 
"I condemn ghastly murder of senior journalist KJ Singh and his mother at Mohali. Urge police to nab perpetrators immediately," tweeted senior Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal.

 
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, who was in his 60s, had worked with The Tribune, The Times of India and several other English language publications.
 
A few days back, Santanu Bhowmick, a journalist from ‘Dinrat’ news channel was killed in West Tripura district while covering a protest rally. 

On September 05, renowned journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her residence in Bangalore. 
 
SIT SET UP TO PROBE MURDER
 
Acting on a directive from Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Police has set up a Special Investigative Team (SIT) under Inspector General (Crime) to probe the suspected murder of senior journalist KJ Singh and his mother.
 
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