Software engineer Sumit Kumar, who allegedly killed his spouse and 3 youngsters right here remaining week, had been arrested from Karnataka, police said on Wednesday.
The Ghaziabad police arrested Kumar with the assist of the Udipi police on Tuesday night. Three teams have been deputed to nab him.
On the intervening night time of Saturday and Sunday, Kumar allegedly served sedative-laced beverages to his wife Anshu Bala (32), son Prathimesh (5), daughter Akriti and son Arav (twins elderly four) after which slit their throats, police had stated.
The our bodies have been determined 22 hours after the incident on Sunday, following a video posted through Kumar on his circle of relatives WhatsApp group wherein he admitted to the killings.
Kumar had said in the video that he could commit suicide and had purchased poison.
After being alerted, police recovered the our bodies from Kumar’s flat and despatched them for post-mortem.
Police will produce Kumar earlier than the media later within the day, SP (metropolis) Shlok Kumar said.
It changed into initially suspected that Kumar had purchased potassium cyanide from a clinical store in Gyan Khand. However, clinical shop proprietor Mukesh, who turned into arrested on Monday, denied that he had offered potassium cyanide to Kumar. Mukesh claimed that he charged Kumar for cyanide however gave him a few other sedative.
A thorough seek was launched via the drugs department at the scientific save however cyanide was not determined.
Kumar turned into a drug addict and frequently purchased capsules for his personal use. Due to this dependancy he faced economic disaster and lost his activity, police had stated.
Kumar, a native of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, married Anshu in 2011. He misplaced his activity in December ultimate yr. PTI