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Khyala murder: Another succumbs, neighbour held

Khyala murder: Another succumbs, neighbour held

New Delhi: A day after the horrific incident where three of a family were stabbed in West Delhi's Khyala area, another person died on Thursday. Police have arrested the accused within 12 hours of the incident. He was booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) after the complaint made by her daughter. On Wednesday, the accused Mohammad Azad (42) had stabbed Sunita, her husband Veeru and 18-year-old son Akash from the meat cleaver. "Sunita died on Wednesday, later Veeru succumbed to his injuries. Their son Akash is still receiving treatment in hospital," police said.

Police claimed that the accused fled the spot and stayed at some place hiding with the help of shawls. Later on Thursday morning, he was arrested from Zakhira area. "During interrogation, the accused showed the investigators how he uses the shawl to hide," the police officer said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bharadwaj said, "On Wednesday, a quarrel ensued between the accused and the victims. Azad became agitated and brought a chopper from his house and attacked the family several times. He was planning to flee Delhi but arrested," police said.

At the spot where the incident took place, an eyewitness Dishambar Singh claimed that he had thrown the stone on accused to save the victims when he was attacking.

The investigating agency claimed that the accused first attacked Veeru then his wife Sunita and son Akash. DCP Monika further claimed that the deceased's daughter Khushboo told police that her neighbour Azad used to quarrel with her parents on trivial issues. "On Wednesday the accused abused and misbehaved with her mother when the family of the deceased tried to ask him the reason for his misbehaviour, Azad got agitated and with the help of a chopper, he stabbed Sunita, Veeru and Akash several times," DCP West added.

During interrogation, police found that accused did not have good relations with siblings and wife. "A POCSO Act case was also registered against him," added police officer. It was also revealed that the accused used to throw chilli powder in front of the house so that no one can sit there. He also used to quarrel with those who parked their vehicle in front of his house. "The accused was involved in denting painting occupation in Mumbai, Saudi Arabia and Delhi," police said.

I saw my mother, father being attacked: Daughter

New Delhi: "His shirt turned red, holding chopper he walked off after brutally attacking three persons," revealed an eyewitnesses who was at the spot when accused Mohammad Azad stabbed the husband-wife duo and their son in Khyala on Wednesday.

The deceased's daughter claimed that she saw the horrific incident and bodies of parents lying in a pool of blood. She said, "In few minutes, accused killed my parents, I survived by hiding myself from the accused when he was coming towards my house."

Khusboo, deceased's daughter stated that it just took five to six minutes for the accused to commit the crime. "My father was lying in a pool of blood, the accused stabbed him continuously, " said Khushboo.

At the time of the incident, two marriage functions were going on in the locality, so most of the residents were there. "Finding opportunity, he attacked my parents and also threatened others with the knife," said Kushboo. Many were making videos of the incident when one person who was recently operated upon came to the rescue of victims. "I threw the stone at him when he left one of the victims and returned to his house," said Dishambar Singh. The deceased's younger son, Aman claimed that the accused used to follow him in the market and also pass threatened him. Veeru (deceased) was working in factory and Akash helped his father while Sunita (deceased) was a housewife.

The residents claimed that Azad was rude in behaviour. They also claimed that the deceased's younger daughter Khushi was holding her mother and asking "Mummy aapko kya ho gaya. "She came to our house saying that uncle killed my parents," said Sonia, a local. "Other children did not go to school as they were terrified after the incident," said another resident. Veeru and Akash were only earners for the family.

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