Suspecting his wife of infidelity,a man killed her and his four minor daughters in Pura Kalandar area of Faizabad district early today. The accused was arrested from the spot.
Faizabad Senior Superintendent of Police RK Chaturvedi said Deen Dayal Tiwari of Tiwari ka Purwa killed his wife Siyalali (36) and daughters Renu (11),Riya (8),Gunjan (6) and Mahima (three-and-half) with a sickle and a knife.
Tiwari’s brother Deenanath,who lives nearby,woke up on hearing the screams of the children emanating from his brother’s house at 3 am. He went to Tiwari’s place and knocked on the door. Tiwari,however,did not open the door and asked Deenanath to go back and stay away from his personal matters.
Sensing foul play,Deenanath bolted the doors from outside and informed the police. The police had to break the door to enter the house.
The SSP said they found Tiwari sitting in the corner of a room where the bodies of his wife and four daughters lay in a pool of blood. He confessed to have killed all five.
Tiwari told the police that he first attacked his wife when she was asleep and subsequently murdered the daughters who had woken up by then.
Asked why he killed them,Tiwari told the police that he suspected his wife of having illicit relations with someone. She had become rude and had been behaving like a stranger for the last over four months,he claimed. Tiwari said he killed his daughters because there was no one who would take care of them after he went to jail.
Chaturvedi said that Tiwari (40) had a diploma in repairing radiology medical equipment.