A 34-yr-old software program engineer allegedly murdered his wife and 3 youngsters at their domestic in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram and sent a video confessing the murders to a circle of relatives group on WhatsApp, police stated Sunday.

Police said Sumit Kumar, who fled after the homicide, additionally stated on WhatsApp that he has purchased potassium cyanide to kill himself. Upon seeing the video, Kumar’s sister, who additionally stays in Indirapuram, alerted her brother-in-law, Pankaj Singh, who rushed to the flat.

“I determined the door locked. I called the police who broke it open. We found the body of my sister and her 3 kids with stab injuries,” Pankaj Singh claimed.

 

The police recognized the 4 sufferers as Kumar’s spouse Anshu Bala, 32, their 5-12 months-old son Prathmesh and twins Aarav and Aakriti, both aged 4. Bala labored as an instructor with a playschool in Indirapuram while Kumar had ceased his process in December, spouse and children of the couple stated. They were given married in 2011.

Prima facie, it seems Kumar killed his circle of relatives as he changed into no longer capable of sustaining them financially, police said.

“Sumit [Kumar] was going thru an economic disaster considering he resigned from his task in December closing year. My mother and father also stayed with them, but that they had long past to wait for a wedding around a week again. Sumit, his wife, and 3 children had been by myself in the flat,” Singh said.

Our bodies of four sufferers have been sent for post-mortem and the police filed an FIR after the sufferer’s brother filed a complaint, said superintendent of police (town) Shlok Kumar. Sumit Kumar was booked under section 302 (homicide) of IPC.

In his alleged confession video, Sumit Kumar stated he laced the drink of his family with sedatives and thereafter killed them with a pointy item, the SP said. “We are looking to hint Sumit. His mobile cellphone is switched off,” he brought.

Pankaj Singh said Sumit Kumar had in advance labored with numerous software program organizations in Gurugram, Noida and later went to Bengaluru in October 2018. “He worked there for multiple months but resigned in December remaining yr. He then stayed together with his brother in Bengaluru for 2 months. Then he got here to Ghaziabad. It becomes the best round Holi that we came to recognize he resigned. We do no longer realize the purpose. I spoke to him closing on Friday and he becomes smoking continuously. There were problems due to monetary issues and his behavior had additionally grown to be erratic,” Singh said.

In the video, Sumit Kumar additionally named a medical keep owner who allegedly fleeced him when he turned into shopping for drugs. In flip, he said, he cheated the shop proprietor of Rs 1 lakh. Police stated they’re seeking to verify his claims.

The protect of the housing society in which the circle of relatives lived stated that he noticed Kumar leaving the main gate of the society overdue on Saturday night time. “I saw him smoking downstairs round 11.30pm. Later, at around 3 am, I noticed him going outdoor the principal entrance by using foot… I did no longer pay attention any sound from their 2nd ground flat either,” stated Indrajit Singh, the protection of the housing society.

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