A 64-year-old retired teacher, who allegedly killed his wife and daughter-in-law in Delhi’s Rohini over suspicion of illicit relationships, was arrested. Police said the incident occurred on early hours of Friday and the accused was arrested on the same day.
The accused, identified as Satish Chaudhary, is a resident of Shiv Apartments in Rohini Sector-4. The deceased has been identified as Snehlata Chaudhary (62), wife of the accused, and their daughter in-law Pragya Chaudhary (35). Police said that Snehlata was a retired DTC employee while Pragya was an air hostess.
According to SD Mishra, the DCP, Rohini district, on Friday around 5.55 am, Satish’s younger son Saurabh Chaudhary (30) informed police about the incident. “He also got injured while trying to save the victims. Acting on the call a police team was dispatched for the spot. When police reached the spot, they found Pragya and her mother-in-law Snehlata in a pool of blood lying in a room.
They were rushed to
nearby hospital where they declared brought dead,” said the DCP.
“During initial investigation, it was revealed that the incident took place at around 5.30 am. Satish woke up and entered the room where his wife and daughter-in-law were sleeping. He first stabbed Pragya multiple times and when Snehlata came in rescue of her, he also attacked her. Snehlata got one stab wound,” said the DCP.
Saurabh said when he was sleeping, he heard the cries of the victims.
He tried to save them from his father, but was unsuccessful and got injury on his left hand. When he saw the neighbours gate opened, he pushed his five-year-old niece and one-year-old nephew into their house and later called police.
“The accused, a retired private teacher, has been apprehended and the weapon of offence, a kitchen knife, has been recovered from the room. Their bodies have been preserved at Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital for the postmortem which will be conducted on Saturday,” said the DCP.
Pragya’s husband Gaurav Chaudhary is a software engineer and currently living in Singapore. One of Prgaya’s family member said she was an air hostess and was planning to move to Gurugram. Saurabh is unmarried and works as a software engineer in Bangalore.
“A case under 302 (punishment for murder) and 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at Vijay Vihar police station,” the DCP said.