Three of family found dead in south east Delhi; property dispute suspected
New Delhi: A 35-year-old man committed suicide with his wife and young daughter at his residence in south east Delhi's Govindpuri area, police said on Monday.
Police claimed they have found no reasons to suspect foul play and believe the reason behind the extreme step was a family dispute.
According to police, the deceased were identified as Vicky, his Lalita and their six-year-old girl, who lived in a second floor flat in Govindpuri.
On March 24, around 10.12 am, a PCR call from one of the victims' relatives regarding quarrel at the couple's house was received at Govindpuri police station.
On reaching the spot, a police team found that Vicky and Lalita had already been taken to ESI Hospital by a PCR team, where they were declared brought dead.
Their daughter was, meanwhile, taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre by a family member, but she died during treatment.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Chinmoy Biswal said that some relatives stated that the couple and their daughter had ingested some poison substance to kill themselves.
Inquiry revealed that Vicky lived on the first floor of the house, which was owned by his father, and Vicky wanted his father to hand over both the first and second floor of the house to the couple. His father, however, refused.
"Unhappy with this decision and the constant quarrels and bickering, Vicky committed suicide by consuming poison and giving poison to his wife and daughter also died," said the DCP.
Biswal further said that Vicky's father told police that Vicky had, around a year ago, threatened to commit suicide by consuming poison and poison his family as well.
The father had filed a written complaint to the senior citizen's cell at Delhi Police headquarters on January 2 last year, but the matter was sorted out by counseling.
"Vicky ran a shop selling eggs at wholesale rates in C-Lal Chowk on rent and his wife was a housewife. They also have a three-year-old son, who was at a neighbour's house when the incident took place. As no foul play in the deaths was found or suspected, inquest proceedings under section 174 of CrPC are being conducted in the deaths," said a police official.
Post-mortem examination of the bodies was conducted on Sunday and viscera samples preserved.
The scene was examined by a crime team and samples of food, suspected to contain poison, were taken and are sent to Forensic Sciences Laboratory for further examination.