Lucknow, April 22: In a shocking incident, a software engineer in Ghaziabad allegedly murdered his wife and three children and sent a video confessing the murders on a WhatsApp group. According to reports, a 34-year-old man murdered all the four at their home in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram area and sent a video confessing the crime to a family group on messaging app WhatsApp. According to a report by Hindustan Times, Police informed that the man, identified as Sumit Kumar, fled after the murder. He had informed his family members on the group that he has purchased potassium cyanide to end his life. Teacher Hangs Minor Daughters, Clicks Photo and Sends to Estranged Wife on WhatsApp.
The report informs that the victims were identified as Kumar’s wife Anshu Bala, 32 and their three kids. The woman worked as a teacher with a playschool in Indirapuram while Kumar had quit his job in December 2018. The couple had got married in 2011.
The report states that after Kumar’s sister saw the video, she alerted her brother-in-law, Pankaj Singh who rushed to the flat and found the door locked. He then called the police who broke it open and then the body of his sister and her three children with stab injuries were found lying on the floor. According to police, it appears that Kumar killed his family as he was not able to sustain them financially.
In the video, the man confessed saying that he laced the drink of his family with sedatives and killed them with a sharp object. The bodies of four victims were sent for post-mortem and the police filed an FIR after the victim’s brother filed a complaint, said superintendent of police (city) Shlok Kumar. Sumit Kumar was booked under section 302 (murder) of IPC.