Man murders ‘alcoholic’ father

delhi Updated: May 27, 2016 09:48 IST

NEW DELHI: Troubled by his alcohol addiction, a man murdered his 45-year-old father at his Sagarpur house in west Delhi on Thursday morning.

The police said that it received information from Bhagat Chandra Hospital about Virendra Kumar’s death, who was brought there by his relatives. Kumar worked as a supervisor for a MCD contractor.

A police team that visited the spot learnt that Kumar was stabbed by his son Nitin. Nitin is aB Tech student at a private institute in Haryana.

“We have arrested Nitin but are probing the involvement of his mother too. Virendra’s wife, Pushpa, was also at home at the time of the incident,” said a police officer.

According to the police, prima facie, it appears Virendra was stabbed on Wednesday night and that the family stayed with his body for a few hours before going to the hospital. Doctors at the hospital told police that there were several injury marks on his body. Police said Nitin confessed that he was angry with his father for abusing them after getting drunk.

“Nitin alleged that his father threatened to throw him out of the house. The family had fights very often. He has also alleged that he and his mother were beaten many times by his father,” said an investigating officer. The investigating officer said that they are waiting for the post-mortem report for more clarity in the case. Police said Pushpa has been giving contradictory statements regarding the sequence of events. Virendra is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.

First Published: May 27, 2016 09:48 IST