NOIDA: The wife and two minor daughters of a sanitation worker were apprehended on Saturday for allegedly killing him, a day after his body was found in a park here, police said. Also Read - Delhi-Noida Wakes up to Dense Fog, Cold Wave Across North India
The man’s wife and daughters were upset with him for drinking regularly and not mending his ways, leading them to strangulate him to death, according to officials. Also Read - Mild Intensity Earthquake Jolts Noida, No Damage Reported so Far
The woman said that the accused, who was a drug and alcohol addict, allegedly worked as a sweeper and had been harassing his teenaged daughters — aged 14 and 16 — for the past few years. Also Read - Noida Cop Hitchhikes Ride in 2 Strangers' Car, Loots Duo on Gunpoint; Suspended
The body of Anil Kumar, 50, was found lying on a cot in the park next to a slum near Morna village around 7.30 am on Friday by locals, with the police earlier suspecting he died of liquor consumption.
However, a probe was taken up in which it emerged that the wife and two minor daughters of Kumar had strangled him. They were upset with his alcoholism and some other bad habits which is the reason they decided to kill him, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Noida, Rajesh S said.
The dupatta used for strangulating Kumar has been recovered and his wife Pika Devi has been arrested, the officer said.
His two minor daughters were apprehended and produced in a juvenile court, the DCP added.
An FIR has been lodged at the local Sector 24 police station under Indian Penal Code section 302 (murder), police said.
(With PTI inputs)