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A murder a day: 241 people have already been killed in Delhi this year

At least one person was murdered in Delhi every day this year. According to Delhi Police, 241 people were killed till last week for reasons as trivial as getting splashed in the rain. The situation has only slightly improved from 2015 when 280 cases were reported till June 30

delhi Updated: Jul 12, 2016 20:07 IST
Prawesh Lama
At least one person was murdered in Delhi every day this year. According to Delhi Police, 241 people were killed  till last week for reasons as trivial as getting splashed in the rain
At least one person was murdered in Delhi every day this year. According to Delhi Police, 241 people were killed till last week for reasons as trivial as getting splashed in the rain(Representational Image)

At least one person was murdered in Delhi every day this year. According to Delhi Police, 241 people were killed till last week for reasons as trivial as getting splashed in the rain.

But if you think this is badThe situation has only slightly improved from 2015 when 280 cases were reported till June 30. A total of 570 cases of murder were registered in the capital last year. Here are six cases that made news in the first half of 2016:

Man kills son to frame tenant

On March 18, 2016 the body of a 13-year-old Mohit was found in an isolated park at Sunheri Bagh in New Delhi area. Days later, the police arrested the boy’s father Shanti Prasad, a peon in the Ministry of Steel, who said he murdered his son to implicate his tenant. Prasad had slit his son’s face and stoned him to death outside his tenant’s flat. He told the police his tenant was not vacating the area.

Teen murders for an iPad

On February 1, 2016, a 17-year-old boy murdered 68-year-old Mithilesh Jain, a retired military services engineering officer. The teenager murdered the woman for her iPad he wanted to sell to fund his dreams of becoming a dancer by taking part in a reality show.

Enjoying rain cost him his life

One July 3, Radhe Shyam,30, was enjoying the first monsoon showers outside his house in Central Delhi’s Anand Parbat when he accidentally splashed rain water on two bikers outside his house. Shyam was beaten to death in front of his father. The attackers, Shashi Bhushan, 32, and Pankaj, 30, told police they were drunk when the murder took place.

Fearing revenge, woman kills stepson

On July 8, a woman in Kirari murdered her eight-year-old stepson, Prince, fearing that he would take revenge against her when he grew up. She confessed to having tortured the boy. The police said that Prince had left his house many times to escape the thrashing from his stepmother. Kajal, 26, wife of scrap dealer Indal Paswan told police when she married Paswan, he had lied to her about his son Prince.

Engineering student kills father to protect mother

On May 25, in west Delhi’s Sagarpur, a 20-year-old engineering student stabbed his father to death. Nitin told police his father, Virender, a contractor, regularly thrashed his wife Pushpa. Police said there were eight stab wounds in his hands, legs and chest.

Jilted lover kills girl and her family

Rahesuddin,30, killed a woman, her sister and their mother in north east Delhi’s Brahmapuri on June 9. He told the police he was in love with 19-year-old Mehrunisha but she turned down his proposal for marriage. Rahesuddin, who was also unhappy with Mehrunisha’s friendship with a local, hacked the three women to death in the bathroom of their house.