NEW DELHI: A minor boy went on a stabbing spree for being ‘humiliated’ over Rs 50 he had borrowed from a neighbour, killing her and two other women with a pair of scissors in north Delhi on Sunday night.
The 15-year-old was angry with his neighbour, Vineeta, 30, for telling his widowed mother that he had borrowed the money from her. The boy found her alone in her Jahangirpuri house on Sunday night and stabbed her repeatedly. The landlady of the house and her daughter, who was studying MBA, were killed trying to save Vineeta.
Police said the teenager worked in a hosiery factory and had taken an advance of Rs 50 from his owner.
“His mother used to collect his salary. A month ago, the boy took Rs 50 from his employer and spent it on himself. When the mother came to the factory to collect the money, she was told about the advance her son had taken. When the mother confronted him, the boy gave her the money by borrowing from Vineeta,” said Meenu Chaudhry, DCP Northwest.
Chaudhry said the boy didn’t tell his mother he had borrowed money from Vineeta. The mother later came to know about it from Vineeta and she beat up the teenager for borrowing money. Feeling humiliated, the boy had been planning to take revenge on Vineeta for a month, police said.
The boy, a frequent visitor to the house, knew that Vineeta’s husband came home after 10pm. “Whenever the boy came to seek revenge, he saw the woman chatting with her landlady, Santra Devi, 40. Last night, finding her alone in her house, the boy struck,” a police officer said.
“He went to Vineeta’s flat on the first floor around 9pm and attacked her with a scissor. Hearing the commotion, Vineeta’s landlady rushed upstairs. When Santra Devi attempted to stop the boy, he stabbed her as well. Just then, the landlady’s daughter, Jyoti, 24, arrived and tried to save her mother. She too became a victim of the teenager’s rage,” said a senior police officer.
Seconds later, the landlady’s son, Satya Prakash, reached the spot and found the accused trying to flee,” police said. “Santra’s son chased him but the boy locked himself in a bathroom in the building. Prakash locked the door from outside and informed police,” DCP said.
The police arrived and took the victims to hospital where Vineeta and Santra were declared ‘brought dead’ while Jyoti succumbed to her injuries during treatment, an officer said. The boy was apprehended from the bathroom.