Suraj was rebuked for flying kites on Independence Day by his family members, which made him angry and embarrassed he then hatched a plan to teach them a lesson.
Suraj a 19-year-old man, was arrested for allegedly killing his parents and sister. He was addicted to online video games and had rented a room in Mehrauli (New Delhi) where he spent time with his friends after bunking classes, said a senior police officer.
Suraj alias Sarnam Verma allegedly killed his father Mithilesh, mother Siya and sister in the early hours on Wednesday and then ransacked the house to make it look like robbery. However, he was arrested later in the evening on Wednesday.
The officer said the accused showed no signs of remorse and he constantly kept saying, ‘please save me from the law’. His family members were cremated today but his relatives did not request the court to allow Suraj to complete the last rites. Mithilesh’s brother and nephew carried out the last rites, he added.
During investigation, the police found that Suraj had a Whatsapp group where him and his friends would talk about bunking classes and made other plans about hanging out, the officer said.
“His friends idolised him and considered him an icon. He had rented a room in Mehrauli along with his friends. At the room, they had a TV set and on the day he did not want to attend classes, he would stay at the room from 7 am to 6 pm and play online video game,” said the officer.
The officer added that the family members told the police that they always felt Suraj was a “quiet and nice” fellow but neighbours said they would hear noises from the house and there were frequent quarrels in the family over Suraj’s behaviour.
He was upset with his sister as he felt his parents preferred her over him and she used to “leak details about his personal life” to their parents.
Before executing the killings, he behaved normally and even viewed photo albums with his parents till midnight. He woke up at 3 am and stabbed his father multiple times. Awakened by the commotion, his mother, who was sleeping in the same room, raised an alarm but he stabbed her once, police said.
He then went to his sister’s room and stabbed her in the neck. His mother came there and tried to save her daughter but he stabbed her and even stabbed his sister in the stomach, they added.
He then ransacked the house and washed off his fingerprints from the knife and then alerted neighbours. Police said a few years back, Suraj had staged a fake kidnapping and fled the home but developed cold feet after he thought how he would sustain without money.