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6-yr-old dies as trader tries to kill family,self

A six-year-old boy was killed after his father allegedly attempted to murder his family and commit suicide in the Badarpur area on Monday.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
May 5, 2009 2:23:39 am

A six-year-old boy was killed after his father allegedly attempted to murder his family and commit suicide in the Badarpur area on Monday.

Chetak and his mother,Nandini (32),were stabbed by the accused Anand Singh Rawat (33). Rawat then went for his second son,Pawan (8) who,however,escaped and told the police. Rawat then slit his wrists. The police said Rawat took the step allegedly due to financial difficulties. Sources said preliminary investigations revealed the suicide bid was pre-planned.

“Pawan cycled to the Badarpur police station and told us about the incident. Nandini,Chetak and Anand were rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre,where Chetak was declared dead on arrival,” a senior police officer said.

The police said Rawat has been living in a one-room rented accommodation in Badarpur for the past four years. He runs a general store,Ayurveda General Store,nearby and had taken loans from family and friends for opening the shop and later for renovating it. Business was not doing well and the police said Anand was depressed about this. The police said they are yet to recover any suicide note.

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The police said Rawat hails from Almora in Uttarakhand and has been living in Delhi for 15 years now. Pawan studies in Class IV while Chetak studied in Class I in Krishna Public School in the area.

A case of murder,attempt to murder and suicide has been registered against Rawat in the Badarpur police station.

Pawan is in a state of shock and is undergoing psychiatric treatment at the AIIMS Trauma Centre,the police said.

Rawat’s landlady said it didn’t seem like he had money problems. His neighbours said they never knew Rawat to be a violent man.

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