Delhi: Four Family Members Stabbed To Death In Palam, Suspect Apprehended
The police have detained the primary suspect Keshav, but the cause of the murder has not yet been determined.
NEW DELHI: In the Palam residential colony of Delhi, four family members were brutally murdered while they were sleeping in their house.
The mother, a daughter, her father, and grandmother were reportedly among the dead. The police have detained the primary suspect, but the cause of the murder has not yet been determined.
Keshav, a drug user of 25 years, has been named as the accused. He had recently returned from a rehabilitation facility, according to the police.
The police suspected that he allegedly killed his parents, sister, and grandmother out of wrath after receiving criticism for his drug use.
Dinesh Kumar (age 42), his wife Darshan Saini (age 40), their mother Deewano Devi (age 75), and their daughter Urvashi (22) were all found dead.
In a similar incident, A 35-year-old man was detained on Tuesday in northeast Delhi's Harsh Vihar neighborhood on suspicion of killing his wife.
The couple had a fight and accumulated large debts, according to the police, before the killing.
According to police, a man called them on Sunday at 8:10 AM and claimed to have killed his wife.
Archana was found unconscious on the floor of a room in the couple's second-floor flat when police arrived at their Sushila Garden residence.
She was transferred to a hospital, where staff members confirmed she had passed away, according to a senior police officer. She was 30.
Yogesh Kumar, Archana's husband, who was present at the house, was reportedly taken into custody by the police.
He was reportedly apprehended and charged with murder at the Harsh Vihar Police Station. According to the initial investigation, the family had taken out loans from various institutions.
The officer claimed that during a confrontational argument on Sunday, Yogesh fatally strangled Archana.
According to sources, compared to the same period last year, the number of heinous crime cases in the national capital increased by about 13% in the first half of 2022,
according to data from the Delhi Police. During the same time period, it was reported that non-heinous crime cases had grown by 8%.