Mohali: Sixty-three-year-old KJ Singh, who was murdered on Saturday at his residence, in Mohali’s Phase 3B2, along with his 92-year-old mother, was stabbed 14-15 times.
Doctors at civil hospital Mohali, after the post-mortem found the senior journalist, was stabbed with a sharp-edged object around 14-15 times, reports Hindustan Times.
Doctors said his visceral organs were severely damaged. Singh and his mother were cremated at 1 pm on Sunday.
Singh, a bachelor, was a former news editor of the Indian Express, The Times of India and The Tribune in Chandigarh.
The double murder first came to light at 1 pm on Saturday when KJ Singh’s sister reached his house along with her son Ajay Pal. They found blood on the main door that was bolted from outside and the blood trail led to the rooms where the bodies were lying, said Alam Vijay Singh, deputy superintendent of police (city) Mohali.
Singh is the third journalist to be killed in India within days of the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a Kannada journalist, and Shantanu Bhowmik, who was killed in Tripura earlier last week.