Man beats son to death in Delhi, arrested

Police today arrested a man who beat his son to death with an iron rod at their residence in Dabri area in southwest Delhi.

PTI| Updated: May 12, 2014, 18:48 PM IST

New Delhi: Police today arrested a man who beat his son to death with an iron rod at their residence in Dabri area in southwest Delhi.

Vivek Kumar (21) was beaten to death in his sleep by his father Kuldeep around 5 am today, a police officer said, adding that other family members and neighbours caught Kuldeep and handed him over to the police.

Kuldeep was allegedly irked over the constant advice by his son Vivek to find a job, the officer said.

Vivek, who worked at a private firm and was the sole breadwinner of the family, lived with his parents, wife and three brothers in Vishwas Park residential colony near Dabri.

"Last night after dinner, Vivek and Kuldeep had an argument over the latter`s unemployment during which the son asked his father to find some job and earn so that he can support his family. At around 5 am, when Vivek was sleeping in his bedroom, Kuldeep attacked him with the iron rod and hit him repeatedly," the officer said, adding that Vivek`s wife was out of town when the incident took place.
The attack was so quick and brutal that Vivek died on the spot due to excessive bleeding from his head injuries, he said.
A case of murder has been registered at Dabri police station and Kuldeep has been arrested, the officer said.