Neighbour ends life after killing couple

A man stabbed a couple to death following a quarrel in outer Delhi’s Narela, before ending his life by consuming poison, the police said on Wednesday.

The incident took place late on Tuesday night, they said. A quarrel broke out between the couple and their neighbour over some issue, following which the 50-year-old accused stabbed the couple with a knife. Later, he went to his house, changed his bloodstained clothes and then allegedly consumed poison.

Frequent fights

Investigation revealed that the accused had fights in the past with the couple and other neighbours. The accused had a young daughter and was apparently not happy with the victim’s dressing sense. The accused had earlier objected to his wearing shorts and sitting in front of their house. This had led to many fights, a police officer said.

However, the exact reason behind the quarrel on the night of the incident is still unknown, he said.

DCP (Outer North) Gaurav Sharma said, “When our team was inspecting the crime scene, the accused [who had consumed poison before the team reached] went up to the terrace to hide.”

After he was caught, the accused confessed to killing the couple. He alleged that the victim used to follow his daughter and this annoyed him. The accused fell unconscious and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died during treatment, he said.

Suicide prevention helpline:Sanjivini, Society for Mental Health, 011-4076 9002, Monday-Saturday (10 a.m.-7.30 p.m.)

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