(Representative photo)
(Representative photo)

Man arrested after wife, daughter found dead in house

Domestic help found the bodies in the morning, victim’s brother says accused harassed victim for dowry
By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 01:04 AM IST

Police arrested a man after his wife and 10 -year-old daughter were found dead at their rented house in Rohtak on Wednesday morning.

Sandeep, who works as a lab assistant at Murthal University in Sonepat has been arrested, said deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Gorakh Pal.

“Sandeep confessed to killing his wife and daughter over a family dispute. He murdered his wife after hitting her on the head and strangulated his daughter on Tuesday night. He fled after committing the murders,” the DSP said, adding that the police will seek his remand when Sandeep is produced in court on Thursday.

City police station in-charge Rajesh Saini the family’s domestic help found the woman and her daughter dead when she reported for work in the morning.

The complainant, the 35-year-old victim’s brother said the accused had been harassing her for dowry since they got married in 2006.The couple’s son had gone to his native village with his grandfather four days ago.

The bodies were handed over to the victims’ family after conducting an autopsy at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS). The accused has been booked under Section 302 (murder) and 498-A (harassment) of the Indian Penal Code.

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