Man kills his child, injures wife

Man kills his child, injures wife

Suspected extramarital affair with cousin, attacked her with brick

Suspicious of his wife’s illicit affair, a middle-aged man smothered his one-and-half-year old daughter to death and left the wife almost dead at Kapashera in south east Delhi, police said. The accused was later arrested.

Ramesh, who hails from Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested at Bijwasan railway station in Delhi on Thursday, said additional commissioner of police (south east) A K Ojha.

On June 14, police received a call about a body lying near Usha stud farms in Kapashera.

“We found a woman and a girl lying in the open fields. They were rushed to Safdarjung Hospital where the woman was saved but the girl was declared brought dead,” added Ojha.

During investigation, police found that a couple with their child had visited the farm a day ago.

The investigators also found two railway tickets that were issued on June 12. They showed a journey was made from Maholi in UP to Delhi, said an official. 

A police team was sent to Maholi railway station. The team traced the victim’s father Ram Gulam.

“He told that his daughter Renu was married to Ramesh and they have been residing in Gulrahiya village,” said Ojha.

Gulam accompanied the team to the village and found that they had left for Delhi in search of job.

Police located Ramesh at Bijwasan railway station in south east Delhi and arrested him.

Ramesh told police that six years ago, he had married Renu and they have two children.

His son remains in the village. He had brought his wife and daughter to Delhi with the intention to kill them as he wassuspicious that Renu had an illicit relationship with his cousin.

He also visited his cousin’s native place.

But there too his cousin was visiting his house during his absence which resulted in frequent quarrels. Ultimately, he hatched a conspiracy to eliminate her, police said.

Ramesh also suspected that  her daughter was born out of the illicit relationship. “On June 13 night, when the mother and the child were asleep, he strangled his daughter.

Then he attacked his wife on the head with a brick and fled from the spot,” added Ojha.

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