Man stabs aunt to death with ice pick

 A 28-year-old man stabbed his aunt, 45, to death with an ice pick on Saturday evening in northwest Delhi’s Welcome Colony in an attempt to rob her jewellery.

The accused, identified as Mohammad Mehfooz, has been arrested.
According to police, Mehfooz was to get married on February 15.

The deceased, Husn Jehan, was a resident of galli no-7, Janta colony, Welcome.
Jehan and her husband, Mohammad Younus, have four sons and a daughter. Two of their sons got married in October last year.

Younus runs a cloth-stitching factory in Kabir Nagar.
Around 6 pm on Saturday, Jehan was sitting with her daughter-in-law Aafreen on the first-floor of her house when Mehfooz — one of her nephews — came to her house.

Jewellery collection

He told her that he wanted to see her jewellery collection to have an idea about the kind of jewellery he would have at his wedding this month.

Mehfooz then went in to bring the jewellery box. Around the same time Mehfooz’s daughter-in-law Aafreen left the room to go downstairs.

Victim resists
“As Mehfooz found his aunt alone, he tried to snatch the jewellery from her hands. When Jehan tried to resist, Mehfooz pulled out an ice pick from his pocket and jabbed it on Mehfooz’s body multiple times,’’ said a police officer.

“Hearing her mother-in-law scream, Aafreen came running upstairs. She ran downstairs screaming for help. Jehan rolled down the stairs of the first-floor house and fell on the ground,’’ the police officer added.

On hearing the commotion, neighbours rushed inside and nabbed Mehfooz.
They then handed him over to the police.

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