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Man attacks his sleeping family, murders daughter

The daughter was declared brought dead to the hospital while the man’s wife and another daughter are critical.

delhi Updated: Aug 29, 2018 01:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Press Trust of India
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Nand Kishore, 55, critically wounded his wife and another daughter.(HT PHOTO)

Domestic problems, financial woes and a recent family quarrel appeared to have led to a man murdering his 22-year-old daughter and leaving his wife and another daughter badly injured at their home in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar on Tuesday, the police said.

Nand Kishore, a 55-year-old bicycle mechanic, allegedly used the axle of a cycle-rickshaw to attack his wife and daughters in their sleep. Police said Kishore’s wife and another daughter managed to survive only because their son woke up and stopped his father. Kishore’s wife remains critical while his other daughter is escaped to survive.

Deputy commissioner of police (south) Romil Baaniya said Kishore did not try to run after the alleged assault and instead followed his injured family to a hospital to check on them. He was arrested soon after and the alleged murder weapon recovered from him.

Kishore, who hails from Bihar, lives with his three sons, three daughters and wife in Sangam Vihar. He runs repair shop for bicycles and cycle-rickshaws in the same neighbourhood. His oldest daughter is married while he was trying to find suitable matches for his other two daughters — 22-year-old Kavita and 24-year-old Suman.

Kavita was killed in Tuesday’s incident while Suman is battling for her life.

An investigator said Kishore had been bothered as wasn’t able to find matches for Kavita and Suman. His business had been faltering and his family told the police he had been largely keeping to himself the past week.

“He was also frequently losing his cool. Sometimes he would rage about food not being cooked on time, at other times he would aggressively complain about food,” said an investigator.

The trigger for the murders, however, was a family quarrel on Monday night. Kishore has allegedly told interrogators he “lost control over his senses” and had decided to “end it all”.

“Around 5.30am, he suddenly attacked his wife and two daughters who were sleeping on one bed. Their cries woke up Kishore’s son Rahul who stopped the attack and rushed his injured mother and sisters to a hospital,” said an investigator.

First Published: Aug 28, 2018 15:48 IST