An incident, where it was initially thought that two women had stabbed each other over a dispute, and accidentally killed a child and injured another, took a rather strange turn on Friday, with police coming out with some startling revelations.
On Thursday, Reena, the wife of a real estate agent, Manoj, and the three-year-old child of her neighbour Sudesh had been killed after an alleged argument between the two women turned violent.
But police on Friday said Sudesh, the wife of Anil Sharma, Manager (Corporate Communications) with The Pioneer newspaper, had first attacked her children Aarav (3) and Komal (17) in her flat with a knife.
She then asked Reena to come over to her house and attacked her. Sudesh inflicted injuries on her self in an attempt to commit suicide. Reena and Aarav were killed, while Sudesh and Komal were grievously injured.
According to police, Sudesh had planned the murders. Investigation revealed that Reena’s husband Manoj had been helping Sudesh’s family financially for the past five years. It was during this time that they allegedly become close.
However, police said Sudesh was upset as Manoj had reportedly been ignoring her over the past two months. When her repeated attempts to get Manoj back failed, Sudesh planned the murders, police said.
Investigators claimed that Sudesh blamed Reena for Manoj losing interest in her. She tried to kill her children and herself because she felt there was nothing for her to look forward to, police said.
Police recovered a note, purportedly written by Sudesh, which stated that Manoj was responsible for her state. It also said she wanted Manoj hanged and that he was responsible for the entire incident.
According to police, Sudesh had also written on the wall, blaming an unidentified person for ruining her life.
Police said a handwriting test will be conducted to ascertain who wrote the letter. A case of abetment to suicide will be registered against Manoj after Sudesh’s statement is recorded. Police said Sudesh will be arrested once she is discharged from hospital.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Ranveer Singh said, “A case has been