Police team outside the house where five family members were found dead. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)
A day after five members of a family, 45-year-old Shambhu Chaudhary, his 40-year-old wife Sunita Chaudhary, two sons Shivam (18) and Sachin (15) and 12-year-old daughter Komal were found dead in their rented house in northeast Delhi’s Bhajanpura, the police have claimed to crack the case and arrested one person. The police said that the accused Prabhu Mishra, who is the maternal uncle of Shambhu, allegedly killed them over a money dispute.
The shocking murder case came to light when neighbours alerted cops about a foul smell emanating from the victim’s house, that was locked from outside. The police broke into the house and recovered their bodies in decomposed state.
While bodies of Shambhu and his wife Sunita were found inside their bedroom, the three children were found lying on the floor of another room. According to the police, they all had injury marks on their neck, arms and head.
The police have also recovered a hammer and a blade from the house and suspect that these were the weapons used in the murder. However, it will be ascertained only after the autopsy if these were the weapons used in the crime.
Shambu had moved to Delhi from Bihar’s Supol some 20 years ago and ran a juice shop. According to the relatives, he was earning well from the shop and had recently bought an e-rickshaw. His two sons, Shivam and Sachin were preparing for their board exams. While Shivam was appearing for class 12th, Sachin was in class 10th. His daughter Komal studied at a government school in the Bhajanpura.