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Property dealer strangled wife & son, called to say he’ll kill himself: Police

Man was arrested from near Mundka railway line before he could jump in front of train.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 17, 2014 12:39:22 am

A property dealer on Wednesday allegedly strangled his six-year-old son and his wife who was six months pregnant in South Delhi. He then called police, told them of the murders and said he would be committing suicide by jumping before a train. But he was arrested from near Mundka railway line before he could make good the threat.

“On Wednesday morning, Mukesh (35) strangled his wife Lata (31) who was six months pregnant. He then strangled his six-year-old son Diwanshu. Mukesh then called police saying he had murdered both his son and wife and gave them the address to his house. He also told police that he was going to commit suicide by jumping in front of a train. When a police team reached Mukesh’s house, they found the bodies of Lata and Diwanshu on the floor. Mukesh, however, was missing,” said a senior police officer.

“Four police teams with Mukesh’s bothers and relatives in each team were sent to different areas in Nangloi to find Mukesh. The relatives were sent along with police to help identify Mukesh. One of the search parties found Mukesh near the Mundka railway line. He was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife and child,” a senior police officer said.

According to police, Mukesh is an engineer who was earlier working as an assistant to an architect. He got into a real estate business, which proved a risky venture for him, police said.

He had invested money in several enterprises but none was successful. According to police, Mukesh was depressed as he was heavily in debt and this, eventually, may have pushed him over the edge. Moreover, he used to fight with his wife over petty issues, police said. Further investigation is on, officers said.

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