A 16-year-old allegedly stabbed his father to death at their house in outer Delhi’s Budh Vihar on Tuesday evening when he tried to stop the boy from consuming drugs.
The minor was allegedly a drug addict, said police. He was recently admitted to a drug de-addiction centre in Vijay Vihar. But he did not quit drugs, said police.
A senior police officer said the 45-year-old man lived with his wife and four children – three sons and a daughter – at Shyam Colony in Budh Vihar Phase-2.
The man used to wash cars in the nearby colonies and worked as a part-time security guard.
On Tuesday around 5 pm, the man was at home when he learnt that despite being enrolled in a de-addiction centre, his son was frequently doing drugs with his friends. “The father scolded his son for his bad habit. An argument broke out between them over the issue,” said a police officer.
During the altercation, the officer said, the son picked up the kitchen knife and stabbed his father multiple times. The other family members screamed for help and alerted the neighbours, who caught the boy.
One of them informed the police. The teenager was handed over to police. The boy was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board that sent him to a correction home for boys.
“A murder case was registered at the Prashant Vihar police station,” said the officer.