A scrap dealer under depression for heavy business losses committed suicide after killing his wife and teenage son in west Delhi, police said on Tuesday.
Police said the late Monday night crime came to light on Tuesday when scrap dealer Om Prakash’s elder son informed Nihal Vihar Police Station.
Om Prakash, 45, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his residence in Nihal Vihar while bodies of his wife Sujata, 43, and son Prince, 12, with stab wounds were found lying on the first floor.
A police officer reportedly quoted a suicide note of Om Prakash recovered from the spot: “Who will take care of my family after me? I have killed my son and wife and am going to commit suicide.”
His elder son Nitin, who works for a telecom company, had gone to his uncle’s house in the neighborhood when the crime occurred, Deputy Commissioner of Police Pankaj Singh said.