A man strangled his 45-year-old tenant to death on Friday night for allegedly raping his minor daughter two months ago. The incident was reported from North East Delhi’s Khajuri Khas area.
The accused later turned himself in to the police at 4 am on Saturday.
According to the police, while the accused has confessed to the crime, he has alleged that the victim had raped his daughter two months ago.
“The accused has claimed that he killed the man as he had raped his 14-year-old daughter earlier. The rape had come to the notice only a week ago when the minor was found to be pregnant,” said a police officer.
As per the initial statement of the accused, he could not confront his tenant immediately after the pregnancy came to light as he was away in his hometown.
“The man made his daughter go through an abortion and confronted his tenant on Friday night he returned from his hometown,” the official added.
The accused and the victim first indulged in a scuffle that turned ugly.
The police registered a case of murder and launched investigations into the matter.
“The accused walked into the police station and confessed to the murder of his tenant. We have registered a case of murder and are investigating the matter,” said DCP (north-east), RA Sanjeev.
The accused has alleged that they had not registered a case against the deceased in order to save the family’s name from being tarnished.