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Khyala murder case: After parents, 20-year-old son succumbs to injuries

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 January 2019, 02:40 PM
Khyala murder case: After parents, 20-year-old son succumbs to injuries (File Photo)
Khyala murder case: After parents, 20-year-old son succumbs to injuries (File Photo)

Hours after a West Delhi couple were brutally stabbed to death, their 20-year-old son - Amit has succumbed to his injuries. The blood-curdling incident in the heart of the national capital had almost all newsrooms in the country in a tizzy. The couple has been identified as Sunita (35) and Veeru (45) and were stabbed multiple times following a quarrel over a petty issue in west Delhi's Khyala area on Wednesday. However, the police have already taken the 43-year-old accused - Mohammad Azad in the custody. He was apprehended at Karam Pura and the chopper used to commit the crime was recovered from him.

According to police, the incident took place in front of Veeru's elder daughter Khushbu who alleged that her parents were left to bleed on the street for over an hour and a half but no one took them to the hospital. Post that, police were informed about the incident and shifted the victims to the Guru Gobind Singh Hospital. While Sunita was declared brought dead in the hospital her husband and son who were critical, succumbed to their injuries during treatment.

Following a complaint by the victim's elder daughter Khushbu, a case was registered and police launched an investigation into the same.

Police said a quarrel broke out between Sunita and Azad in their locality over some minor issue while she was returning from market.  Later, Sunita informed about the quarrel to her husband and son, who then came to counter the accused, following which Azad stabbed all of them multiple times and fled the spot.

Going by Khushbu's complaint, Azad often used to quarrel with her parents over trivial issues. He abused and misbehaved with her mother on Wednesday and when their family tried to counter him, he stabbed them multiple times with a chopper. During the scuffle, Khushbu was inside her house and she heard her mother calling her out. By the time she reached, she saw her parents and younger brother being stabbed.

During the interrogation process, Azad revealed that he was at loggerheads with the victim's family over a petty issue, alleging that one of the victims banged on his door and even attacked him with a stone.

Meanwhile, giving another edge to the controversy, the 20-year-old daughter of Azad accused him of sexually abusing her for the past three years. Folloiwng this, Azad was booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in 2016.

Police said Azad was a troublemaker and used to often pick up fights with his neighbours over trivial issues. Fearing the consequences of his actions, Azad's family left the house.

First Published: Friday, January 18, 2019 02:23 PM
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