42-yr-old bludgeons and suffocates wife, minor daughters, their teacher - Hindustan Times
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42-yr-old bludgeons and suffocates wife, minor daughters, their teacher

By, Ranchi
Apr 14, 2021 03:06 AM IST

Investigators cited a preliminary probe and said Kumar, who works in the fire brigade of a steel factory, killed his wife and daughters by bludgeoning them with a hammer and suffocating them with a pillow after drinking liquor on Sunday night.

Jharkand police are on the hunt for Deepak Kumar, 42, who they say is on the run after killing his wife, two minor daughters, 10 and 15, their tuition teacher, 21, and attacking his friend’s family.

The motives for the killings are not known.
The motives for the killings are not known.

The motives for the killings are not known.

Investigators cited a preliminary probe and said Kumar, who works in the fire brigade of a steel factory, killed his wife and daughters by bludgeoning them with a hammer and suffocating them with a pillow after drinking liquor on Sunday night.

They claim he killed the teacher in the same manner around 11am on Monday. M Tamil Vanan, Jamshedpur’s senior police superintendent, said the teacher’s half clad body with her hands tied was recovered from inside a bed box and they were awaiting a post-mortem report to know whether she was raped. Then, either between the two incidents, or after the second, he visited his father-in-law and took back jewellery worth 5 lakh that his wife had left with her father for safekeeping. “My daughter...kept it [jewellery] in my house in view of rampant cases of theft...” said the father-in-law.

Finally, he invited his friend’s family for lunch, and attacked them.

Investigators say Kumar attacked his friend and the latter’s brother-in-law with the same hammer. The friend’s wife somehow ran out and raised an alarm following which the two were rushed to hospital.

The accused managed to lock his house and flee on a motorcycle. His brother-in-law and the teacher’s brother were informed about the murders. They broke the lock to enter the house , where they found four bodies.

The man’s friend was battling for his life in a critical condition, said Vanan. “Forensic evidence is being collected and the motive of such gruesome killings is being investigated.” According to the police, Kumar’s mobile phone has been switched off since Monday afternoon.

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