Delhi shocker: Elderly couple attacked in park; wife dead, husband critical

New Delhi, Aug 9: An elderly couple was brutally attacked at a park in outer Delhi's Prashant Vihar resulting in the death of the 56-year-old woman and grievous injuries to her 60-year-old husband, police said on Monday.

Kulbhushan Chawla and his wife Kanchan Chawla were sitting on a bench in the park after a stroll at around 9 pm on Sunday when unidentified attackers slashed their necks and other body parts with knives and fled before other present could react, a senior police officer said.

Delhi: Elderly Couple attacked in park

The couple's cry for help attracted the attention of those present but the attackers managed to flee. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared Kanchan dead and her husband was critical, he said. The couple lived with their married son at the Laxmi Kunj apartment, police said.

Their daughter, also married, and Kulbhushan's brother also live in an apartment in the same society apartment. Police reached the spot after a PCR call and questioned those present at the park at the time of the incident. Robbery as motive of the attack was doubted as valuables of the couple were not touched.


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