A 38-year-old woman was burnt to death allegedly by her alcoholic husband when she refused to give him money for alcohol, in north Delhi’s Kishanganj.
And this was just one of the three incidents in which three persons were murdered in the city, in the last 24-hours over trivial issues.
Darshani Devi was burnt alive allegedly by her husband at their rented accommodation, following an argument on Tuesday evening.
Virender Singh was arrested on the basis of the deceased’s dying declaration, recorded before she succumbed to her injuries at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital at night.
The victim is survived by her three children; the eldest among who is her 16-year-old son, who is said to be an eyewitness to the incident.
According to a senior police officer, the matter came to light after the woman’s son made a call to the police control room.
“The victim, in her dying declaration, claimed that she was set on fire by her husband after she refused to give him money to buy liquor. Her eldest son also accused his father of killing his mother,” the officer added.
The second incident was reported from east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar, where a 19-year-old youth was stabbed to death by his neighbours, after he urinated on a wall of their house.
Sachin, a resident of Shashi Garden in Pandav Nagar, was stabbed in his stomach by his neighbours following a quarrel at around 11pm on Tuesday.
A senior police officer said that Sachin had left his home at night to have food at a nearby eatery. While returning home he urinated on the side wall of his neighbour’s house.
“His neighbours — Ajay and Vijay — came out with knives and stabbed him. Sachin collapsed on the ground and was rushed to Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital, where he died,” said the officer, adding that the accused were often at war with Sachin.
According to sources, both the accused are sons of a Delhi police constable. Sachin was a Class 12 student and was pursuing his studies through distance learning. Police have registered a case of murder against Ajay and Vijay, who have been absconding since the incident.
In the third incident, a 28-year-old private school teacher was found shot dead in a park in outer Delhi’s Narela on Tuesday night. Pradeep, who hailed from Haryana, was a teacher and police said personal rivalry was the reason behind the murder.