Ghaziabad software program engineer murders wife, three kids; sends confessional video on family WhatsApp group

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

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

“I observed the door locked. I knew as the police who broke it open. We discovered the body of my sister and her 3 youngsters with stab injuries,” Pankaj Singh claimed.

The police recognized the four sufferers as Kumar’s spouse Anshu Bala, 32, their five-12 months-old son Prathmesh and twins Aarav and Aakriti, both aged 4. Bala labored as a trainer with a playschool in Indirapuram at the same time as Kumar had ceased his job in December, spouse and children of the couple said. They got married in 2011.

Prima facie, it appears Kumar killed his own family as he turned into no longer able to sustain them financially, police stated.

“Sumit [Kumar] had been going thru a monetary disaster due to the fact he resigned from his task in December ultimate yr. My dad and mom also stayed with them, however, that they had gone to attend a marriage round every week back. Sumit, his wife, and 3 youngsters had been on my own in the flat,” Singh said.

Our bodies of 4 victims were sent for autopsy and the police filed an FIR after the victim’s brother filed a grievance, stated superintendent of police (metropolis), Shlok Kumar. Sumit Kumar changed into booked below section 302 (murder) of IPC.

 

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

Pankaj Singh stated Sumit Kumar had earlier worked with numerous software program groups in Gurugram, Noida and later went to Bengaluru in October 2018. “He labored there for more than one months however resigned in December last year. He then stayed together with his brother in Bengaluru for 2 months. Then he came to Ghaziabad. It changed into handiest round Holi that we got here to recognize he resigned. We do not recognise the purpose. I spoke to him ultimately on Friday and he became smoking constantly. There were problems because of economic problems and his behavior had additionally turned out to be erratic,” Singh said.

In the video, Sumit Kumar additionally named a scientific store owner who allegedly fleeced him while he becomes buying drugs. In turn, he stated, he cheated the store owner of Rs 1 lakh. Police said they are looking to verify his claims.

The defending of the housing society in which the circle of relatives lived said that he saw Kumar leaving the primary gate of the society past due on Saturday night time. “I noticed him smoking downstairs round 11.30pm. Later, at around 3 am, I noticed him going outdoor the primary front by using foot… I did no longer listen any sound from their 2d floor flat either,” stated Indrajit Singh, the guard of the housing society.

Ashley Stephens

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