Man held for killing sister’s live-in partner’s dad
With the arrest of a man, the Delhi Police Crime Branch on Saturday claimed to have solved the murder of a 63-year-old man.
Police said after the incident, accused Sonu Singh (26) had joined the housekeeping department of a
hotel in Karol Bagh. He was arrested from the hotel on July 2, said JCP (Crime) Ravindra Yadav.
The police said the elderly man, Herald Peter, was murdered in his Vivek Vihar Phase-II residence on June 12. Police said Peter was first strangled, and then, the left side of his chest was pierced with a sharp tool.
The police found that Peter’s son, Gladwin, was in a live-in relationship with Sonu’s sister and all of them, including Peter, lived together.
Police said a month before the incident took place, Sonu had come to Delhi in search of a job and lived with the Peter family. Sonu went missing after Peter’s death, police said.
Sonu has confessed to <g data-gr-id="29">have</g> killed Peter and told the police that he wanted to kill Gladwin too. He alleged that Gladwin often beat up his sister in his presence.
Sonu said his sister had recently been asking their father, who lives at their village Bihar’s Chhapra district, for money, on the pretext of buying a property in Delhi. Sonu alleged that the Peters built pressure on her sister to ask money from their father.
He said on June 12 <g data-gr-id="28">evening,</g> when his sister and Gladwin had gone out, he and Peter got drunk and entered into an argument, which soon became violent. Sonu allegedly killed Peter and fled after <g data-gr-id="27">dis-organising</g> the room, to make appear like a robbery case.