'Depressed' Delhi businessman kills children, commits suicide

Daijiworld Media Network – New Delhi (SHP)

New Delhi, Feb 11: In a tragic turn of events which took place in the Shalimar Bagh area of Delhi on Sunday, a man murdered his two minor children and then committed suicide by jumping in front of a metro train. As per police sources, the initial probe suggested that the man suffered from depression from being unemployed after his sandpaper factory shut down six months ago. Reportedly he was struggling to restart his business and was being supported by his parents.

Earlier that evening, the Delhi police received an emergency call around 6.54 pm stating that a child had been murdered in a house in northwest Delhi's Shalimar. When the officers entered the building they found the bodies of the children, identified as 14-year-old Samiksha and her six-year-old brother Shreyans, strangled to death on their respective beds.

Madhur Malani (centre) with his children

On searching the home the cops found the father, 44-year-old Madhur Malani missing. The cops undertook a search for him but soon received information regarding a suicide at the Haiderpur metro station at 5.40 pm. The police then connected the dots of Malani's disappearance to the metro suicide. However, police did not find any suicide note from Malani's body or his home.

The mother, identified as Rupali had left home to go to the market. She told the cops she returned home to find her children dead and husband missing.

The Haiderpur station from where Malani's suicide was reported is on Delhi Metro's Yellow Line. However, the Shalimar Bagh station is on the Pink Line; the two are connected via a change-over at the Azadpur station.

The initial police investigations lead to the fact that Malani may have killed is children in the afternoon and then jumped in front of the metro train later that day.

Meanwhile, to ascertain the exact cause of death of the children a post-mortem is underway and the reports can help reveal the truth, a senior police officer told PTI.

A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code has been registered and further investigations are underway, Vijayanta Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest), said.



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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    No excuse whatever it is to kill children.If he decided to die whatever method ,he is a grown up man.But innocent children almost big children a heinous act.A murderer.He could have left children by his parents or wife back.but not to kill.They had a right to live.Bad business was his cup of tea.Instead of starting again business,could have started to work as a employee.Now murdered children himself suecide .May God give the souls of these innocent children peace in Heaven.Heartfelt sympathy to the left back mother,let God give her the courage to bear the pain of tragody.God forgive him what he has done.

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  • M M adyar, Kankandi , Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Isn't Pakistan the reason for his death ....

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Those in honest business are doing very well and very clearly, those violating honest business norms are in trouble.
    India is being cleansed and the survivors are true honest businessmen.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    What honest business are you talking about????

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  • ashaamin, usa

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    99% case all this kind happend only NORTH PART OF INDIA , rape, acid attack, shooting all this happening north part of india. this ppl biggest crook need easy money no hard work.. check out all over the world biggest crime ppl indians are NORTH PAR TOF INDIA.. offcourse mangalorean also but percentage north more.

    stop this doing crime killing kids .. what kind of father..

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Demontization and GST have taken a heavy toll across all businesses bringing people to the brink of suicide! Even older Listed cos are going bankrupt by the dozen; employees are not getting salaries for months, no new job creation!

    Cash rich LIC is also being sold indicating that we are near bankrupt!

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  • dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    RIP very sad that the children have been killed by the father. The main cause of this murder was the Central Govt. after 2014 and false promises made by this Govt. for the last 6 years. What has happened to Mallya, Nirva Modi and etc?

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  • vassu, kudla

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Why blame everything on Achhe Din. The family in question is from Delhi and Delhi is enjoying Achhe Din since last 10 yrs under Kejri and sisodia. Atleast give credit to them. More good times for Delhi in next 5 yrs. The pathetic states of Mohalla clinics could not wake up people. Now no complaints against EVMs!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    No matter Delhi CM is Kejri but Delhi is controlled by center which is run by Feku and Daku who doesn't want India to progress but wants to take it back to their Medieval age with their communal politics and medieval thinking.

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  • KUMAR, calicut, Kerala

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Where are the ache din and employment promised by BJP before election. they showed only thenga to public and increased their personal wealth. However, public is still getting fooled by bjp lies and they are supporting them. We have never seen such a rubbish / undemocratic / selfish / anti constitution / anti common man Govt india. We wish to get rid of this Govt at the earliest and pray God for his help.

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Tue, Feb 11 2020


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  • nazeer husain, Jeddah KSA

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    ALMIGHTY provide sustanance for every human being ,animal ,birds ect .Why this person thought that because of him only his childrens survived. That's the problem to tackle.Aceept the fact that ups and downs are the plan of Almighty for test of worldly life and if pass will get much better in hereafter. That's the medicine for suicidal thoughts. Even psychiatrist can fail in tackling depression but believe in real ALMIGHTY and his plans will never create such suicidal thoughts.

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  • Naeem, Mlore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    wife love deteriorates when husband suffer loss!! May be he fought with wife so wife left home!! with this anger he could have done this heinous act.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    small scale industries and business men are facing losses in their business due to sluggish market conditions and other factors too to add to the misery.
    It's sad indeed to kill the teen aged children. What was their fault ?
    Given a chance they would have prospered in life.
    I thin more than 75% of people have their own difficulties and hardships in life but God will not forsake them, God has his own plans for us.

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Dear all,
    Please note that such incidents are impact of demonetization, GST, etc wrongly implemented by Modi-Shah.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    He was Depressed with promise of Acche Din ...

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    So sad, how a father can kill his children ? He could have been in jail for some years if he had borrowed some money from bank . His or his wife's relatives could have helped to take care of children food and school fees.

    If you earn good salary now then please do not live lavish life just to show others, your children will not be able to cope up low standards of living when you loose your job and we parents will be frustrated and take drastic decisions

    Please do not blame on Modi now, this will not help anyone. We should deal with such people in a different way if they are around us and support them financially and morally.

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    Who do you blame then?
    Being in Dubai you have no idea on the impact of demonetization and GST.

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  • Anonymous, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    What if he has already bank debt to be paid. I know how difficult is to struggle everyday hopping for betterment in business.. no its not going to happen soon under the current government. All has same story, "the market is down".

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai

    Tue, Feb 11 2020

    We all know the reason, even small children of farmers & small scale businessman know the exact reasons and who is responsible for it.

    What I said was do not focus on blaming Modi now instead focus on people around us who suffers . we can help and save beautiful souls around us which Govt. failed to do.

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