Delhi man attacks wife, three daughters over domestic issue, killing 18-year-old

A case has been registered under the appropriate section of the law and teams have been formed to nab the accused person. (Image for representational purposes only.

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New Delhi: An 18-year-old girl died on Thursday after a man attacked his wife and three daughters following a domestic issue in Karawal Nagar, northeast Delhi, police said. According to police, they were informed at 1.05 pm that a person had attacked his three daughters with a piece of glass, and the victims had been sent to the hospital. When police arrived at the GTB Hospital, a senior officer said that they discovered four people there – a woman and her three daughters – who had been injured and had been taken there by a relative.

During the enquiry, it emerged that on Thursday around 7.15 am, Bhimsen (45), a resident of Jain Colony, Johripur, had some quarrel with his wife and attacked her with a piece of the windowpane, the officer said.

According to police, when the daughters intervened to save their mother, the accused attacked them also. One daughter received an injury to her stomach, while the others received injuries to the chest and hands.

After injuring his wife and daughters, the accused fled from the spot. The injured called one of their relatives, who shifted them to hospital, police added.

During treatment, the youngest daughters succumbed to injuries. One other daughter (23) is still under treatment, while the third daughter (21) and their 42-year-old mother have been discharged after primary treatment, the officer said.

A case is being registered under the appropriate section of law and teams have been formed to nab the accused person, police added.

Roshan Lal, the younger brother of the accused, said he received a call from his elder niece about the incident. “I received a call around 7.15 am from my niece about the incident. I live in Indrapuri, Laxmi Garden and rushed to their home. They met me near their residence and I took them to the hospital. The youngest sister has died during the treatment,” Lal said.

The accused was not working and was habitual of drinking alcohol, he said.

“Before the lockdown was imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my brother used to drive an auto-rickshaw. After the lockdown, he used to sell vegetables along with his wife in the area. However, when his elder daughter got a job in a bank, he quit working and was not doing anything.

“The husband-wife duo used to fight over his drinking habit, but nothing has happened like this earlier. I got to know that he was having blood pressure issues and was taking medicine for the last five to six days,” Lal said.