In a brutal incident that happened in West Delhi, a three-year-old girl pretended to sleep and escaped murder while her mother and two siblings were killed at their home.
Her statement has been recorded by the police. The child, who is possibly the lone eyewitness, told police:
“I closed my eyes when they came. But I saw them.”
The girl used her fingers to indicate that there were three assailants.
Pushpendra Kumar, DCP (West), said:
“They possibly targeted only the woman and her two oldest children as they were afraid of being identified later. They must have believed that the youngest would not be able to identify them.”
It has been noted that the assailants seem to have also involved someone living inside the building as there were no signs of forced entry. The building houses around 30 residents.
A murder case has been registered.
However, locals alleging inaction by the police, pelted stones at police vehicles leaving at least 10 policemen injured. They also set two motorcycles ablaze.