A man in his early 20s who allegedly killed four members of his family on Diwali, was produced before a local court and sent to 14-day judicial remand on Saturday.
Harmeet Singh had allegedly stabbed to death his father Jai Singh, stepmother Kulwant, their adopted daughter Harjeet (29) and Harjeet’s daughter Sukhmani (3) while the four were sleeping at home in Adarsh Nagar.
The police said Harjeet was pregnant and had come to her father Jai Singh’s house in Dehradun to deliver her third child. Jai Singh, who was in the advertising business, had married twice. The accused Harmeet is the son of the first wife who stays in UP’s Saharanpur. The police believe that Harmeet killed the four out of fear that his father might transfer his properties to his adopted daughter Harjeet.