College Student Arrested, Suspected For Murder Of Family


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In Image, Abhishek (Second From Left)


A 20-year-old college student has been arrested in Rohtak, Haryana, for the murder of his family, constituting of his mother, his father, his younger sister, and his maternal grandmother, on August 27. The accused, identified as Abhishek, is currently being interrogated by the police in custody, about whether there were any more people involved.


The boy’s father, Pradeep Malik (45), mother Santosh (40), and grandmother Roshni Devi were all found at their home in Rohtak last Friday, shot dead. His younger sister, Neha (19), suffered multiple gunshot injuries, and she succumbed to them two days later, while undergoing treatment at PGIMS.


An SIT, comprising a team of police officers, which includes two DSPs, was formed for the investigation of the case. During their investigation, the police found that Abhishek was continuously changing his statements. They also accessed and scanned the footage of the CCTVs installed nearby.


A police spokesperson said:


“Abhishek was arrested after collecting information regarding his personal conduct, the tension in the family, and financial reasons.”

Rohtak SP, Rahul Sharma, said, “As per the investigations conducted till now, Abhishek is our main suspect. He does not have any prior criminal record. As of now, it would not be appropriate for me to say if others were involved in the incident as the probe in the case is ongoing.”

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