New Delhi: A couple and their maid were found dead with their throats slit inside a house in Vasant Vihar in south Delhi, police said on Sunday. The deceased couple were identified as Vishnu Mathur and Shashi Mathur and their maid as Khushbu. The police said they were tipped off about the murders at 8.40 a.m. “Another domestic help of the couple revealed that when she came in the morning, she found the doors bolted from the outside. When she entered the house, she found the couple and their help sprawled on the floor in a pool of blood,” said a senior police officer. Police said the entire house had been ransacked. “Further investigation is underway,” the officer added.
President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly refused to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Parliament elections.According to reports, the President has said that Rajapaksa will however be able to enter Parliament on the National List of the United People’s Freedom Alliance. Meanwhile Mahinda Rajapaksa is to brief the media on Wednesday about his plans for the Parliament elections. (Colombo Gazette)