A man allegedly murdered his 5 children on an occultist’s advice to tide over a financial crisis. The man confessed to killing all his children over a period of 5 years. Recently, the man had drowned his two daughters to death.
The accused was arrested on Thursday night after he confessed to the crime before his village. On July 20, the police had recovered the bodies of the accused’s daughters.
On July 15, the accused’s daughters Muskan and Nisha went missing from the village. The accused was identified as Jumma. Jumma and his wife had lodged a missing complaint with the police. On July 20, the bodies of the two minors were found in the Hansi-Butana Link (HBL) canal.
The man told the police that around 5 years ago, he had found his son dead while sleeping. The man added that his daughter died suddenly while she was playing. Around a year ago, the man’s son died after he started vomiting. The man had toldÂ The Times of India,Â “I am seeking justice and want strict action against the culprits. ”
Initially, the police had registered a missing case but they grew suspicious about the cause of the two deaths. Following this, the cops registered a murder case and started probing it.
Allegedly, the accused had fed a drug to the children make them sleep before he threw them into the canal. Meanwhile, Jumma allegedly confided in some of his neighbours, telling them about the deaths.
The villagers allegedly approached the police but no action was taken by them. The man again confessed to the murders before around 30 villagers, following which, they called the police. The man told the villagers that he had murdered his children to tide over a financial crisis.
Ashvin Shenvi, DIG/SSP of Jind said, “Prima facie, he accepted his crime but more details are awaited. We are investigating the matter and soon will disclose the incident. “
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