Two brothers in Delhi orchestrated and carried out the brutal murders of a mother and her
daughter in what they referred to as ‘Mission Malamal.’
Two cousins, Kishan, and Ankit Kumar Singh, have been arrested for the murder of a 73-year-old woman named Rajrani and her daughter Ginni Kirar in Krishna Nagar, east Delhi.
The motive behind the crime was
The motive behind the crime was their desire to become wealthy, and they carried out the murders as part of their plan called “Mission Malamal.”
The accused, both hailing from the Siwan district in Bihar, had sought legal advice before committing the crime.
The bodies of Rajrani and Ginni Kirar were discovered in a decomposed and maggot-infested state in their ransacked house on May 31.
The police launched an investigation and analyzed over 200 CCTV cameras along the entry and exit routes used by the accused. The footage revealed the cousins entering a house, which was later found to belong to the prime accused, Kishan. However, upon learning that the bodies had been found, Kishan fled the house.
Phone records indicated that the victims and the accused’s mobile phones were connected to the same tower in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, after the murders on May 25.
The accused turned off their phones when they realized that the police were pursuing them. They planned to escape to Bihar and then Assam, but the police managed to track their locations. Ankit Kumar Singh was apprehended in the BD Estate area of Timarpur, while Kishan was caught in Delhi‘s Kanti Nagar area as he was preparing to surrender before the court.
Posed as an online tutor
During interrogation, it was revealed that Kishan had posed as an online tutor after registering on a website offering such services. He had become acquainted with Rajrani while teaching her differently-abled daughter. Over time, Kishan gained the trust of the women and discovered that they had over ₹50 lakh in their bank account. He then hatched a plan to kill them and steal their money.
Initially, the accused tried to transfer money from the victims’ accounts but were unsuccessful due to the absence of net banking and ATM facilities. They then decided to carry out the “Mission Malamal” and named their conspiracy on WhatsApp. Ankit Kumar Singh, who had come from Assam after attending his sister’s wedding, conducted a reconnaissance of the area and purchased knives.
On the day of the incident, the accused entered the victims’ house with their consent through the video screen system installed in the house. They expected to find a significant amount of cash and jewelry. While Ginni went to the kitchen to get water, one of the accused slit Rajrani’s throat with a knife attacked Ginni in a similar manner.
They cleaned the blood and themselves to remove any evidence, ransacked the house, and escaped with valuables, including an idol they believed to be made of gold. Singh changed his blood-stained T-shirt before leaving the house. They locked the door from the outside and fled.
The accused were later caught, and evidence such as bags used in the crime, laptops, chargers, iPhones, and blood-stained clothes was recovered from them. The investigation is ongoing, and it is suspected that the accused may have been influenced by web series that portrayed police work. However, concrete conclusions cannot be drawn at this stage.