DAYS after returning from a rehabilitation centre, a 25-year-old drug-addict allegedly stabbed his parents, sister and grandmother to death in south-west Delhi’s Palam, police said on Wednesday.
Keshav killed his entire family on Tuesday night following a quarrel, officials said, adding that their bodies were found in separate rooms at their home with blood all over. The deceased have been identified as Keshav’s grandmother Deewana Devi (75), father Dinesh (50), mother Darshana and younger sister Urvarshi (18).
As Keshav went on the stabbing spree, the screams of his family members alerted some of their relatives, who live in the same building, and neighbours. According to a police officer, they received information around 10:30 pm Tuesday about a quarrel on the upper floor of a house in Palam.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-west) Manoj C said, when a police team reached there it found four members of the family dead. The caller and his relatives caught hold of the accused and handed him over to the police, he said. Preliminary investigation revealed that Keshav did not have a stable job. He used to work in a company in Gurugram and left the job a month ago, police said.
Prima facie it seems that the accused killed his family members following an argument, police said.
Keshav’s relatives said they are shocked and completely devastated. His cousin Kuldeep Saini caught accused and handed him over to police. Saini said, when police were taking him away, Keshav threatened him, “It will be your number, when I come out of jail.”