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Delhi: Man kills his 2 minor kids, commits suicide by jumping in front of metro train

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2020, 14:03 IST

Tragedy came upon the Shalimar Bagh area of Delhi on Sunday, after a man killed his two minor kids and then committed suicide by jumping in front of a metro train. Preliminary investigation by Delhi Police suggest that the man suffered from depression and was unemployed while he struggled to restart his business that shut down six months ago.

Delhi Police, responding to an emergency call that said a child had been murdered in a house in Shalimar Bagh, went inside the building to find it empty except for the dead bodies of the kids—later identified as Samiksha (14) and Shreyans (6). the appeared to have been choked.

On looking through the house the police discovered the father Madhur Malani (44) was missing. They started searching for him but couldn’t find him till they linked his disappearance to a suicide reported from Haiderpur metro station.

No suicide note has been discovered yet.

The mother later identified as Rupal had gone to the market at the time. She told the police she came back home to find her kids dead and husband missing.

As per the police initial inquiry suggest that Mr Malani killed his kids in the afternoon and then took his own life later in the day.

The cause of death of the kids have not been disclosed by the police, this will be done only after autopsy reports arrive, a police official said.

A case under sections of the Indian Penal Code has been lodged and further investigations are underway, Commissioner of Police (Northwest), said.

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First published: 10 February 2020, 14:03 IST