A man allegedly killed his wife and three children at the Gyan Khand area of Indirapuram in Ghaziabad, the police said on Sunday. He also posted a confession video on the family WhatsApp group and informed about the murders to his brother-in-law over phone. He is currently absconding.
Sumit Kumar, a software engineer, lived in a flat in Indirapuram with his wife Ashu Bala and three kids — one aged five and twins aged four. His wife worked at a private school here, Shlok Kumar, SP (City), Ghaziabad said. He was upset because he had lost his job. Kumar said he slit the throats of the victims with a sharp object.
“In the confession video that he sent to his brother-in-law, Sumit said he gave laced drinks to the victims before the murder. The accused also said he would end his life. We have sent teams to look out for him,” Kumar said. The police arrived on the spot after his brother-in-law informed them.
“We had to break open the door as it was locked from outside. The family members said Sumit had lost his job a few months ago and since then his behaviour was erratic. The bodies have been sent for a post-mortem examination.” the officer added.