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Three members of family stabbed to death in southwest Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The bodies of a couple and their daughter were found with stab injuries at their residence in area of southwest Delhi's on Wednesday morning, police said.

The victims were attacked with a kitchen knife. The couple's son sustained injuries on his finger, they said.

After being informed about the incident, police reached the three-room house at 5.20 am, and identified the victims as Mithlesh Verma, his wife and their daughter

The weapon used for commission of the crime has been recovered, police said.

Mithlesh Verma, a contractor, was living with his family in the house for the last 18 years. His son is pursuing civil engineering from a private college in Gurgaon, while his daughter was studying in class 9 at a private school in Vasant Kunj, Mithlesh Verma's elder brother said.

"I got a call from my family members in Kannauj at 5.30 am. Mithlesh's neighbours had informed them. I rushed to check on them and found their bodies lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab injuries," Bhan said, adding it it was a "cold-blooded murder".

He, however, did not suspect any personal enmity behind the killings.

According to a senior police officer, the entire house was ransacked, but no valuables were found missing. Eight police teams have been formed to probe the case.

Mithlesh Verma's nephew Shiv Pratap, also a civil engineering student, said he saw his aunt lying in a pool of blood on the floor while his cousin was lying on the bed with multiple stab injuries.

Pratap said three days back, he had a casual chat with his cousin on and everything seemed normal.

Verma's neigbhour Ishwar Lal said, early morning, his wife heard Suraj screaming for help.

When they rushed to check on them, they got to know about the incident. they found Suraj was sitting near the gate of his house, weeping.

Lal claimed that Suraj initially sought for help from one of their neighbours, Pintu, who was returning from hospital.

Suraj's uncle said in 2013, Suraj was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified people when he had gone to a nearby market to buy books.

Suraj is being interrogation in connection with the incident and the possibility of personal enmity being behind the killings is being investigated, police said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 18:00 IST
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