Police say the motive was robbery as cash, valuables worth crores of rupees are missing

A day after businessman Bajrang Lal Bokadia and his three employees were found brutally murdered at his Vivek Vihar residence, the police are learnt to have detained four persons, including a distant female relative of his.

Although the police remained tight-lipped about the development, they said they were on the suspects’ trail and had conducted raids in the Capital and some other States. However, the police confirmed that the motive behind the murders was robbery given that cash and valuables worth crores of rupees are missing from the house.

The female relative, who the police suspect, was familiar with some of the recent business dealings carried out by Bokadia, through which he had received a large amount of cash, much of which was kept in the house. Sources said she was the same person who Gattu, Bokadia’s employee, had seen when he had gone to the house on the day of the incident. Gattu had purportedly told the police that a woman he had never seen before was wearing a pair of gloves and had handed him the duplicate key to the car Bokadia’s wife had taken to Sujangarh in Rajasthan.

The domestic help, who had visited the house on Sunday afternoon, reportedly identified the woman with the help of a family album, which had one of her old pictures.

Besides Bokadia, his driver Vinod Dubey, cook Bhola Singh and domestic help Anand were found murdered in the businessman’s ground floor house.

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