The bodies of Ex Indian Air Force employee D S Yadav's wife Anu (35), daughter Keerthi (14) and son Adithya Shubham (11) were found in different bedrooms with their throats slit. Police said that the murders took place between 7.30 am and 10.30 am.
Police are questioning Yadav, who said he left home around 7.30 when his family was asleep and found them dead when he returned three hours later. Yadav told the police he found the door ajar when he returned. He said his 35-year-old wife, Anu, was lying with her throat slit in the kitchen. His daughter, Kirti, 14, and son Aditya, 11, were in the bedroom. Their throats had been slit too, he said.
The 42-year-old yadav, who retired from the air force three years ago and works for a construction firm, said he had gone to Yeshwantpur station to get tickets as his family was supposed to go to Haryana to attend a relative's wedding. Yadav said he went to the station to advance the travel date from November 5 to November 3.
The murder weapon has not been found. Yadav said to police that jewellery worth Rs 30,000 was missing from the almirah as was a mobile phone.
The police suspect someone known to the family committed the murders. “The three were killed by someone known to them after he gained entry into the house. Yadav is one of the suspects as he is the only one who saw them before and after the murder," an officer said.
“He told us he left his Vidyaranyapura home at 7.30am for Yeshwantpur railway station, 6km away. He got back around 10.30am and found the house door ajar and the bodies with their throats slit. We are also questioning neighbours," the officer added. City police commissioner Shankar Bidari said that the culprits will be nabbed soon. The police are waiting for the medical report to ascertain the time of the murders.