New Delhi: A 70-year-old journalist was
on Saturday found dead under mysterious circumstances at his
residence in west Delhi and police suspected that he might
have been murdered over a property dispute.
The incident was reported from DDA Flats in Hari Nagar
this morning and the deceased has been identified as Jagdish
Chandra Kesh hailing from Agra.
Kesh, who had worked as a sub-editor in `Kadambini` Hindi
magazine of Hindustan Times Media Ltd for about 20 years, was
found lying in a pool of blood in his study room by his wife
Naina Bhatnagar. There were deep stab wounds below his
It was his wife who found him dead in his study and she
informed the police. His watch and a gold ring were missing.
During investigations, a senior police official said, it
came to light that he used to sleep in his study room on the
second floor of his house while his wife sleeps on the first
"Chandra did not come downstairs in the morning and then
Naina went upstairs only to see him lying in a pool of blood,"
the official said.
Police suspect a property dispute to be behind the
For the past couple of years, he had been freelancing
for regional newspapers and magazines. He had also been
writing a book which was yet to be completed.