The prime accused Santosh Rathore said he killed his cousin sister and her three children in Agra after she publicly humiliated him over Rs 2 lakh he borrowed from her.
Updated Jul 28, 2021
- The incident took place in Kucha Sadhuram area of Agra district of Uttar Pradesh
- The accused has been identified as Santosh Rathore.
Agra: In a shameful and shocking incident, a man slit the throat of his cousin sister and her three minor children after she allegedly rebuked him for not repaying the money the accused had borrowed from her.
The accused has been identified as Santosh Rathore. The incident took place in Kucha Sadhuram area of Agra district of Uttar Pradesh.
Rathore had borrowed Rs 2 lakh from Rekha and he had ticked off Rathore for returning the money, according to a report in Times of India.
Police have now arrested Santosh Rathore, his accomplice Veru Valmiki. The second accomplice identified as Anshul Rathore is still on the run.
According to police, the accused went to Rekha’s house on July 21 and allegedly drugged her and her children by lacing their tea with some sedatives. Later, the accused slit the throats of the victims with a knife and a pair of scissors, said Naveen Arora, IG (Agra Range).
After killing the four victims, the accused ransacked the house and looted cash and jewellery, a laptop, a tablet and a mobile phone.
During interrogation, prime accused Santosh Rathore told police that he had borrowed Rs 2 lakh from his cousin around two years back and couldn’t repay the money. He said Rekha had been humiliating him in public for the money.
“He decided to take revenge and planned the murders with the help of his accomplices. Santosh Rathore also knew that Rekha had also received Rs 4 lakh from somewhere and he thought he could steal the money after killing her,” the report quoted SHO Kotwali police station, Subhash Chandra Pandey as saying.
Police said they managed to crack the case with the help of digital surveillance and CCTV footage. Senior police officials also announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for solving the blind murder.