Juvenile kills father after he denies money for drugs
Denied money for drugs, a 16-and-a-half-year-old boy allegedly stabbed his own father to death with a kitchen knife at their house in Outer Delhi’s Vijay Vihar area on Tuesday evening. According to the investigating officer, they apprehended the juvenile on Tuesday and presented him in the court on Wednesday after which the boy has been sent to a juvenile correction home. Meanwhile, the police said that the deceased has been identified as Surendra (42).
According to the police officer, the incident took place at around 5 pm when Surendra was present at his home in Vijay Vihar area. Father of three daughters and a son, Surendra’s youngest son allegedly fell into the habit of taking drugs. Surendra used to wash cars in the colonies in Prashant Vihar area, said a police officer.
Investigators shared that once the habit of drugs came to the notice of the parents of the boy, they sent him to a de-addiction centre but to no avail. “15 days after the juvenile came home from the de-addiction centre, he started demanding money for drugs, which caused quarrels between him and his father. On Tuesday evening, when the boy again started demanding money for drugs, Surendra reportedly scolded him. In a fit of rage, the boy got hold of the kitchen knife kept near and started stabbing his father furiously,” said the investigating officer.
“By the time anyone got to know, Surendra had been stabbed more than six times. Sitting in another room, Surendra’s wife intervened but by then he had bled profusely and the boy had fled from his house. It was only when his mother along with his married sisters managed to take Surendra to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead that the police got to know through the hospital authorities.
Doctors informed the police after which the local police officials reached the spot and questioned the family,” added the officer. Within hours, the juvenile boy was apprehended from near his house.
Police have registered a murder case against the juvenile under relevant sections of the IPC at the Vijay Vihar police station. Police said that they are considering the boy as a juvenile till the next court order.