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Man strangulates 6-yr-old son due to financial crunch

Man strangulates 6-yr-old son due to financial crunch
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NEW DELHI: In a shocking incident, a middle-age man allegedly strangulated his six-year-old son to death at his rented accommodation in Rohini's Budh Vihar Phase 1 on Saturday and claimed

that he did it due to financial crunch.

The accused, Vinod (46), used to work as a salesman for a dairy product distributor and had lost his job after the shop shut down. His wife died of cancer in 2017.

On Saturday morning, Vinod rushed to his landlord residing on the ground floor of the building and informed him that he has strangulated his son to death since he was unable to meet the expenses owing to financial constraints, a senior police officer said.

After informing the landlord he rushed back to his room on the second floor and locked himself, he said. The landlord informed the neighbours and Vijay Vihar police station officials at 11.10 am.

"When police arrived at the spot, the accused opened the doors and the body of his son was found in the room, the police officer said, adding the man has been arrested," said SD Mishra, DCP Rohini.

During interrogation, Vinod told police that after he lost his job, he was being unable to take care of his son's needs due to financial crunch, and hence he killed him.

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