Man kills wife, kids fearing AIDS

GURGAON: It was a confession that shook even the most hardened law-
keepers. Naresh (name changed), the accused in the triple murders in
Shikohpur

village near Gurgaon, said he killed his wife and two minor children
because he feared they were suffering from AIDS. Naresh was arrested
last week. He remained in police remand for three days and was
produced in court on Tuesday.

On December 16, 2008, Naresh allegedly killed his 27-year-old wife,
seven-year-old daughter and five-year-old son by strangulating them
at home, 14 km away from Gurgaon. Police registered a case under
section 302 of IPC against Naresh, his father and brother after
Naresh’s father-in-law implicated the trio. Though his brother and
father were arrested immediately, Naresh went absconding. He was
arrested later from Jodhpur, Rajasthan, said the SHO of Kherki Daula
police station.

Sumi Sukanya, for Times of India

"During interrogation Naresh said that after his marriage, he fell
into bad company and started visiting sex workers. He regularly went
to GB Road in Delhi. For the last few months he feared his liaison
with multiple partners may have resulted in him contracting AIDS.
Meanwhile, he met a tantrik who told him that he will die soon. This
only reinforced his doubts," said Narrotam Prasad, investigating
officer.

"He started believing his wife and children had also become HIV
positive. This led him to take the extreme step. He wanted to kill
himself also after committing the crime, but could not gather the
courage," Prasad added.

Naresh’s father-in-law had claimed that the accused was an alchoholic
who often beat his wife.



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