A 16-year-old girl was killed while her mother and brother were seriously injured when her step-father attacked them on Wednesday morning.
The incident happened at the servant quarters of a bungalow allotted to a Japan embassy official at Delhi’s high-security Malcha Marg area in Chanakyapuri.
According to the police, the girl’s step-father Subhash suffered injuries during the scuffle that broke out between him and other family members. A case of murder, attempt to murder and Arms Act had been registered at the Chanakyapuri police station against the accused. The police suspect that Subhash’s drinking habit and a dispute over a plot in Haryana was behind the incident.
The incident was reported to the police at 7.20am by the Japan embassy official. The deceased’s mother Renu Sharma works as a domestic help at the bungalow. The injured were rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital where they are still undergoing treatment, the police said.
The deceased was identified as Rubin and she lived with her mother Renu, brother Rohit and their step-father. Subhash, who works as a driver, is Renu’s second husband but he was staying separately from the family for the past three months.
Initial investigation has revealed that the couple fought on Tuesday night. In the morning, Subhash attacked his wife and step-children in a fit of rage while they were sleeping in the servant quarters.
“It has been learnt that the couple argued over the issue of ownership of a plot in Haryana’s Bahadurgarh. The plot is in Renu’s name but Subhash wanted her to either transfer it in his name or sell it off and give him his share. However, Renu was adamant that she will not agree on either of the options as the property belongs to her,” said the officer.