A 55-year-old man allegedly killed his daughter and grievously injured other members of his family by attacking them with an iron rod who was depressed because of his inability to arrange money for his daughters' marriages at the Sangam Vihar area, police said.
Nand Kishore, attacked his wife Viyawati, two daughters Kavita, 22, and Suman, 24, with an iron rod, they said.
At the time, Kishore's three sons were present in another room of the house, they added.
Kishore told police that he was under depression due to his poverty and inability to get his daughters married and woke up early yesterday.
He then started hitting his wife and two daughters with an iron rod and hearing the cries of the women, one of his sons woke up and tried to stop him but he did not stop.
His son also sustained minor injuries while trying to stop him.
Kavita was declared brought dead to the hospital while Vidyawati and Suman are undergoing treatment.
Kishore repairs bicycles in Sangam Vihar and is said to be facing financial constraints.
The accused has three sons and three daughters. One daughter is married, while the other two are unmarried.
A senior police officer said we suspect Kishore was unable to arrange finances for getting his daughters married and allegedly attacked them out of frustration.
Kavita was in the second year of a undergraduate course that she was pursuing through her correspondence, while Suman had completed her graduation.
One of his sons was unemployed while the other two were employed. One of his sons had started working at a mall around a month ago.
Police said the accused's sons told them that he was not interacting much with them in the last few days.
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