If getting insulted from his children for being jobless was not enough for 52-year-old Subhash Aggarwal, they did not allow him to eat his dinner on Friday night. Already under the influence of alcohol, Aggarwal lost control and in a drunken rage killed his son, police said on Saturday.
“On Friday night, they (the children) took away rotis from his plate while he was having dinner. They insulted him for his drinking habit, for being jobless and for surviving on the earnings of his two unmarried daughters. Fed up with the misbehaviour of his children, Aggarwal went to sleep. Two hours later at 12.30 am, he woke up, took out a gun and shot his son,” said a senior police officer.
Then he went to his wife’s room and told her that Shubham had stabbed himself with a screwdriver.
Aggarwal, who used to work as a property dealer, was unemployed for the past one year. Being jobless, he was not able to support his family. His two daughters then took up jobs to sustain the family.
Vishnu Aggarwal, a neighbour, said Aggarwal’s daughters — one working with a private company and another running a beauty parlour — were the only earning members in the family.
“Apart from earning bread for their family members, the daughters were taking care of Shubham’s education and other household needs. Aggarwal used to ask for money from his daughters to buy alcohol which would often led to quarrels,” said Vishnu.
Shubham, a class 12 CBSE topper in his school, was pursuing B.Tech from a private college in Alipur, which is affiliated to IP University.
Shubham reportedly used to tell his father that he feels insulted before his friends when they ask him about his father’s profession and because of the fact that his sisters are paying for his education.