A senior journalist named KJ Singh was found dead at his residence in Mohali on Saturday and according to police, this could be a case of murder.
Mohali senior superintendent police Kuldeep Chahal confirmed the double murder in Phase 3B2 and said the motive was being investigated.
According to police sources, Singh was found with his throat slit and his mother, Gurcharan Kaur, was supposedly strangulated. His car was also found missing.
The murder came to light around 1pm when a visitor went inside the house after getting no response at the gate. KJ was a former news editor of the Indian Express, The Tribune and The Times of India in Chandigarh.
This month, we've witnessed a lot of such cases and Singh is a third in line journalist to be killed after the brutal murder of Gauri Lankesh, a Kannada journalist, and Shantanu Bhowmik, who was killed in Tripura earlier this week.