Monday Mystery – Can You Solve This Mysterious Murder Riddle?

Monday Mystery Murder Riddle

One evening there was a murder in the home of a married couple. Their daughter and son were also at home with them. As a chief investigator, you were assigned the case. You were told that one of these four people murdered one person of the family. One member of the family witnessed the murder, whereas one member helped the murderer. Now you are required to find out the murderer.

Following are some of the clues to help you in your investigations:

1. The witness of the crime and the helper were of opposite gender.
2. The oldest person and the witness of the murder were of opposite gender.
3. The youngest person and the victim were of opposite gender.
4. The helper was older than the victim.
5. The father was the oldest family member.
6. The person who committed the crime was not the youngest family member.

Now, with the help of above clues, you have got to find the murderer. Can you unfold those knots and spot the criminal?

Post your answer in the comments section below. 🙂

Author: Saad Riaz

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8 thoughts on “Monday Mystery – Can You Solve This Mysterious Murder Riddle?”

  1. Wow. That’s quite tough.
    As per my solution, I think that Mother is the one who did the murder.
    The solution is quite big. So I can’t share it. 🙁

  2. The Correct answer is Mother.
    A bit of working is shown below:

    a. Mother or Daughter is witness (From 2 and 5)
    b. Father or Son is Helper (From ‘a’ and 1)
    c. Either son or daughter is the youngest. So assuming son is the youngest. In that case, we will get the following:
    i. Daughter will be the victim (from 3)
    ii. If daughter is victim, then mother is Witness (from a)
    iii. Since son is youngest, this means father is the criminal (From 6)
    iv. It means that son is helper. But this violates 4. Because as per our assumption, Son was the youngest, and from4 we know helper was older than victim.

    d. Now assuming that daughter was the youngest, we get:
    i. So Mother will be the culprit.
    ii. Son will be the victim (from 3)
    iii. Father will be the helper (from b and d.ii)
    iv. And finally, the daughter will be the witness.
    With this assumption, there are no violations of any of the given conditions and thus the answer is “MOTHER”.
    Hope you enjoyed that. 🙂

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