'9 Murders in 24 Hrs': Kejriwal Questions 'Dangerous Spurt in Crimes', Delhi Police Respond with Stats
By News18 22-Jul-2019
Kejriwal took to Twitter to question the safety and security of Delhiites after an elderly couple and their helper was murdered at their residence in Vasant Vihar, saying the city had witnessed nine murders in the space of 24 hours. The Delhi Police comes under the purview of the central government.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also blamed BJP MPs, the lieutenant governor and the Union Home Ministry, to which the Delhi Police reports, for the "deteriorating" law and order.
Delhi is witnessing a dangerous spurt in serious crimes. An elderly couple and their domestic help murdered in Vasant Vihar. Nine murders reported in last 24 hours across the city. Whose door should be knocked for safety & security of Delhiites ?
In the early hours of Saturday, a 42-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and three young children by slitting their throats in south Delhi's Mehrauli area.
A couple, identified as Vishnu Mathur and Shashi Mathur, and their maid Khushbu were found dead with their throats slit inside a house in Vasant Vihar in south Delhi on Sunday.
In another incident, 51-year-old Hari Ballabh and his wife, 47-year-old Shanti Singh, were stabbed to death allegedly by some unidentified persons in Dwarka's Mohan Garden area on Saturday.
Responding to Kejriwal's tweet, the Delhi Police uploaded a graph showing a 10% decrease in heinous crimes compared to 2018 and a 22% decrease in crimes committed against senior citizens due to preventive efforts of the police.
Dismissing his claims, the police force said that two of the three incidents of murder that Kejriwal had referred to were committed by family members and that the accused in both cases had already been arrested.
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