Murder case: Former techie surrenders

A former techie from Ghaziabad accused of murder surrendered to the Manipal police station on Monday night.

He confessed that he had killed his 32-year-old wife and children aged five and four years.

Superintendent of Police Nisha James told DH that the accused, who identified as Sumith Kumar, had committed the crime on Sunday and immediately boarded the train for Manipal.

He had also left a video in his family WhatsApp group claiming to have committed the murders. He had later called his brother-in-law and said that he would kill himself.

Sumith Kumar later surrendered in Manipal police station.

James said that Ghaziabad police had informed the Udupi police about the incident. They arrived in Manipal on Wednesday and took the accused into custody. They also completed the arrest formalities.

The accused was produced by the Ghaziabad police before the Udupi JMFC seeking permission to take him back to Ghaziabad, said the superintendent.

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