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Delhi: Man held for killing son, wife; had been planning murder for 5-6 months

Om Prakash told the police that he had been planning to kill his wife Shobha and the child, who he claims is not his son, for the past five to six months

delhi Updated: Jan 17, 2018 21:57 IST
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Om Prakash told the police that he had been planning to kill his wife Shobha and the child, who he claims is not his son, for the past five to six months.

The Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a 31-year-old man from Jahangirpuri for allegedly murdering his wife and her 18-month-old son at their residence in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri two days ago.

Following his arrest, the accused, Om Prakash, told the police that he had been planning to kill his wife Shobha and the child, who he claims is not his son, for the past five to six months. An investigator said he had even brought the murder weapon, a dagger, about 20 days ago and hidden it in the house.

“We arrested Om Prakash on Wednesday morning after a tip of was received that he was spotted at Khera Kalan Railway Station. A police team was sent to Khera Kalan Railway Station and Prakash, who was planning to escape the city in a train, was held,” said DCP (north west) Aslam Khan.

During interrogation, Prakash told the police that for the past two years, he suspected his wife of having an extra-marital affair.

“There was no specific person he suspected to be her lover but he would often accuse her of infidelity. Since the birth of her youngest child, their fights had intensified. He told us that because of the frequent fights and the fact that they rarely stayed under the same roof in the past two years, he was not ready to believe that the child he murdered was his,” said another investigator.

The couple had three children.

Shobha and the kids often stayed with her parents and she had returned home just a week before the murder after Prakash’s father convinced her to return.

“By the time, she and their three children returned, Prakash had kept the murder weapon at home. He was looking for a suitable opportunity, which he got on Monday evening. When his wife and the three children went to sleep, he hit the toddler on the head with a blunt object and stabbed Shobha and hit her with a blunt object,” said the officer.

First Published: Jan 17, 2018 21:57 IST