A 28-year-old Delhi Police constable was arrested on Sunday for allegedly murdering his parents after a heated argument. Constable Neeraj Kumar allegedly stabbed his middle-aged mother and father to death at his southwest Delhi residence on Saturday evening.
Police said Kumar joined the force in 2008 and was currently posted at the security wing of the Patiala House district court complex.
“The murders were triggered by their son’s frustration at their constant and ‘needless nitpicking’,” said RK Pandey, additional DCP (southwest).
Pandey added that the murder came to light after the constable’s neighbours spotted the bodies in a plot next his house around 6.30am on Sunday. “The constable has been arrested,” the additional DCP added.
According to the police, the incident occurred sometime around dinner on Saturday evening after an ugly spat.
After having stabbed both his parents to death, the police claimed, Kumar carried their bodies up to the first floor from the ground floor from where he flung them out into an adjacent plot from an open window.
“Apparently furious at being hit by his father Dharam Singh, Kumar got his hands on a knife from the kitchen and attacked him,” said an officer. As blood gushed out from her husband’s body, Kamlesh rushed to help and tried to restrain Neeraj . However, the furious constable attacked his mother too and stabbed her.
The police said Neeraj, during questioning, claimed that he had been seething with anger ever since his parents ‘drove’ his first wife with their endless complaints and constant bickering. They were, he claimed, trying to do the same thing to his second wife as well.