Four members of a family were stabbed to death by a drug addict in the Palam area of the national capital, Delhi Police said on Wednesday.
The drug addict killed his entire family over some household dispute. The victims who were stabbed to death included the accused’s parents, his sister, and grandmother, police informed.
The police said that the accused in the matter has been apprehended. The victims’ bodies were found on late Tuesday night with blood stains all over in their Palam house.
Keshav committed the murders after he recently returned from a rehabilitation centre, police said.
The accused, who was arrested from the crime scene while he was trying to flee late Tuesday night, had a fight with the family members over not having a stable job, the police said citing a preliminary investigation into the case. “The motive for the crime (as emerged from the initial investigation) appears to be a quarrel with family members as the accused did not have a stable job,” the police said.
He allegedly murdered his sister, father, mother and grandmother.
“On reach reaching the Spot, PCR staff found four family members of the accused had died in their house and the accused who was trying to escape was caught by the caller and his relatives alongwith PCR staff,” the police said.
The police registered a case under section 302 IPC at the Palam police station.
Further investigation into the matter is underway.
(With Inputs from ANI)