Kanpur:A 67-year-old retired professor of Kanpur University and her brother were strangulated to death by a person who entered their house at in Kalyanpur area here for the purpose of burglary today.
When the domestic help of the victim’s house reached there this morning, nobody responded to her repeated knockings, SP (Rural) Surendra Tiwari said.
She then informed the neighbours who broke the door of the house to find the retired Professor Kamala Trivedi and her brother Lallu (62) dead. At the same time a person was trying to escape from the house with looted items, Tiwari said.
The neighbours caught the accused, identified as Ravi Kumar (25) who reportedly used to work at the victim’s house, and handed him over to the police, he said.
The accused have been arrested and interrogation is underway, police said, adding the deceased’s kin has been informed about the incident.
Director General of Police (DGP) Jagmohan Yadav who was in Kanpur to attend a programme, visited Kalyanpur police station and directed the officials to take actions against those whose negligence in duty may have led to the incident.