India News > Police make breakthrough in gay murder case:
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) :The missing car of Pushkin Chandra, a USAID employee murdered here a week ago along with his gay partner, has been found, Delhi Police said Saturday.
Police confirmed that the Opel Asrta car (registration no. DL-3CY-8012) belonged to Chandra, the son of a retired bureaucrat.
The bodies of Chandra and his gay partner Kuldeep were found in the first floor annexe of the Chandras' sprawling mansion at the upmarket Anand Lok neighbourhood in south Delhi Aug 14.
Terming the recovery of the car Friday a major breakthrough, a senior police officer said: "The car is the most crucial link to the killers who we suspect are hiding in the capital or its adjoining states."
The car was found abandoned in central Delhi. Forensic experts have examined the car.
"The car was locked and it appears the killers abandoned it due to the intense checking carried out by police as part of security arrangements for the Independence Day celebrations. The killers probably stayed in a guesthouse in central Delhi for some time," the official said.