New Delhi: A 35-year-old woman was killed while her son and husband suffered critical injuries after they were stabbed multiple times by their neighbour in Khyala area of the national capital. The incident took place on Wednesday.

Police said that the accused, identified as Mohammad Azad, stabbed the family following a fight over a petty issue and he is absconding.

Police further said that the incident occurred around 7.30 pm when some locals informed the local police about a stabbing incident at DDA Colony at west Delhi’s Khyala.

“The victims were later identified as Sunita (35), her husband, Veeru (41) and their son, Akash(18). They were taken to a nearby hospital with multiple stab injuries. Sunita succumbed to her injuries during treatment. Veeru and Akash are undergoing treatment,” Joint Commissioner of Police Madhup Tiwari told to IANS.

“During the investigation, it was found Sunita stayed with her family on rented accommodation in DDA Colony. She and her husband worked in a factory”, Tiwari said.

“The incident was triggered on January 14 when a bottle of Sunita’s daughter identified as Neha, fell from the balcony and hit Mohammad Azad, standing on the road. Later Azad and Veeru indulged in a heated argument but they were separated by some locals”, the officer said.

“On Wednesday Azad misbehaved with Sunita over the same issue. Sunita later narrated the entire issue with Veeru and Akash following which the fight began”, the officer added.

“Azad took out a knife from his residence and first stabbed Akash. When Sunita and Veeru tried to save their son, Azad stabbed them too,” said the JCB.

There are no CCTV cameras installed in the area. A case has been registered under various sections at Khyala police station. A manhunt has been launched. Further investigation is underway.