Man Attacks Family With Glass Shard, Daughter Dies

New Delhi: A 45-year-old man allegedly attacked his family with a glass shard over a dispute over milk for tea on Thursday morning, killing his 18-year-old daughter and injuring his wife (42) and two other daughters, aged 23 and 21, in Northeast Delhi, said police.

The accused, who ran away after committing the crime, is yet to be arrested. The four injured – mother and her three daughters – were brought to the hospital by a relative. The incident is reported to have taken place around 7.15 am on Thursday, The Indian Express reported.

Bhimsen (45), a resident of Karawal Nagar in northeast Delhi, had an argument with his wife and attacked her with a piece of the windowpane, a police officer told NDTV.

He attacked his daughters when they intervened. One daughter received an injury in her stomach, while the others received injuries in the chest and hands, police said. The man fled from the spot after the incident. The injured took the help of a relative, who shifted them to hospital, the police said, the report added.

“The youngest daughter died during treatment. One other daughter (23) is still under treatment, while the third daughter (21) and their 42-year-old mother have been discharged after primary treatment,” the police said.

A case is being registered under the appropriate section of law and teams have been formed to arrest the accused person, the police added. Roshan Lal, the younger brother of the accused, rushed the injured to the hospital. He said that the accused was not working and was habitual of drinking alcohol.

“Before the lockdown was imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my brother used to drive an auto-rickshaw. After the lockdown, he used to sell vegetables along with his wife in the area. However, when his elder daughter got a job in a bank, he quit working and was not doing anything. “The husband and wife used to fight regularly over his drinking habit, but nothing has happened like this earlier,” Lal said.

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