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Man kills 6-yr-old son over poverty

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Feb 24, 2019, 8:04 am IST
Updated : Feb 24, 2019, 8:04 am IST

The landlord informed the neighbours and Vijay Vihar police station officials at 11.10 am, Deputy commissioner of police (Rohini) S.D. Mishra said.

The accused, Vinod (46), used to work as a salesman for a dairy product distributor and had lost his job after the shop shut down. His wife died of cancer in 2017.(Representational image)
 The accused, Vinod (46), used to work as a salesman for a dairy product distributor and had lost his job after the shop shut down. His wife died of cancer in 2017.(Representational image)

New Delhi: A 46-year-old man in Rohini area allegedly strangulated his minor son to death after he was unable to bear the needs of his son due to financial crunch.

Police said, a man allegedly strangulated his six-year-old son to death at his rented accommodation in Rohini on Saturday and claimed that he did it due to financial trouble.

 

The accused, Vinod (46), used to work as a salesman for a dairy product distributor and had lost his job after the shop shut down. His wife died of cancer in 2017, they said.

On Saturday morning, Vinod rushed to his landlord residing on the ground floor of the building and informed him that he strangulated his son to death since he was unable to meet the expenses owing to financial constraints, a senior police officer said.

After informing the landlord, he rushed back to his room on the second floor and locked himself, he said.

The landlord informed the neighbours and Vijay Vihar police station officials at 11.10 am, Deputy commissioner of police (Rohini) S.D. Mishra said.

 

When police arrived at the spot, the accused opened the doors and the body of his son was found in the room, the police officer said, adding the man has been arrested. During interrogation, Vinod told police that after he lost his job, he was unable to take care of his son's needs, Mr Mishra said.

Police are probing whether he killed his son out of rage or had planned it.

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