Aligarh, June 21 :
An elderly couple was murdered by unidentified assailants in their house here Saturday, police said.
The murder of retired bank official Banwari Lal Sharma (70) and his wife Shyamlata (62) was discovered by a maid servant when she reached the house in Baraula Pul area.
The duo was hacked to death by sharp edged weapons, police said while adding that preliminary investigations revealed that some long-standing enmity could be at the root of the murders.
Soon after the news of the murders, senior district officials including the senior superintendent of police visited the crime scene. Dog squads were pressed into service and finger prints taken, an official told IANS.
Bodies of the deceased have been sent for post-mortem and police is questioning family members and relatives of the Sharmas to ascertain the possible motives behind the killings.