Nearly a fortnight after a couple was found axed to death outside their residence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, the police on Tuesday detained their 15-year-old daughter who confessed to the double murder, officials said.
The couple was found dead on March 15. The teenager told the police that she hated the atmosphere at home and “was fed up with the violent behaviour” of her parents towards her. She said that her mother would frequently beat her up and also had an illicit relationship with a man.
“On questioning, the girl confessed to murdering her parents with an axe after lacing their food with a heavy dose of sleeping pills,” said Shlok Kumar, Bulandshahr SSP.
The police have also arrested the youth who arranged the pills and the shop owner, who sold the pills, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
“It was a difficult case to crack as there were no clues. While checking the mobile phone of a family member, we could find that the minor girl had a communication with a man in December asking him to arrange sleeping pills and he refused,” the officer said.
The police said that two days prior to the double murder, she had arranged a pack of 20 sleeping pills. “The girl mixed five tablets in the tea she prepared for her mother and 10 tablets in the milk for her 50-year-old father. The couple used to sleep outside their house while the accused and her younger sister had their beds inside the house,” said the officer.
The police said that on the fateful night, the teen girl scaled the roof of a neighbour with the help of a ladder and came to the front of her house where she killed her parents by repeatedly hitting the axe on their heads. They died on the spot and she went back to bed, they said.Most Read 1 Gadar 2 box office collection day 4: Sunny Deol film records biggest Monday collections of all time, nets a total of Rs 173 cr 2 Bigg Boss OTT 2 Finale Live Updates: Elvish Yadav wins Salman Khan’s show, Abhishek Malhan shares message from hospital 3 Happy Independence Day 2023: Wishes Images, Whatsapp Messages, Status, Quotes, and Photos 4 OMG 2 box office collection day 4: Pankaj Tripathi-Akshay Kumar film delivers better Monday than opening Friday, earns Rs 55.1 cr 5 Jailer box office collection Day 5: Rajinikanth film set to cross Rs 350-crore mark worldwide on Independence Day Advertisement
The girl was sent to the juvenile home in Bulandshahr, while the two men were sent to jail after being produced in a local court. “We have also recovered the axe used for the killings. The weapon was hidden in the heap of fodder in the house,” said the SSP.
She told the police that her mother had illicit relations with a man who, according to her, would instigate her mother to beat her regularly so that she either goes out or leaves the house forever.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
She also told the police that her father’s brother had killed his wife and two daughters in 2021 by hitting them with an axe on their head which, she claimed “gave her the clue” as to how to get rid of her parents.© The Indian Express (P) Ltd