Police officers arrived at the scene and were left shocked
An Indian policeman identified as Sukhdev Siyal murdered his three young sons after a row with his wife on Sunday, September 1, 2019.
The violent nature of the incident left his colleagues shocked after receiving a call from Siyal stating that he committed the triple killing.
Siyal was a Constable at Bhavnagar Police Station in Gujarat.
After an argument with his wife at their home at around 3:30 pm, Siyal reportedly took his wife to one of the rooms and locked it before slitting the throats of their three sons.
The victims have been identified as Khushal, aged eight, Uddhav, aged five and Manmeet, aged three.
After committing the killings, Siyal called the police station where he worked and informed them about what happened.
Siyal had claimed that the murders happened in the heat of the moment after becoming angry with his wife.
Police officers arrived at the scene and were left shocked by what they saw.
They released his wife from the room that she was locked up in. Officers then found Constable Siyal sitting in one corner of a room with the knife that he used to commit the murders.
Officers later found the three children’s bodies in another room that was covered in blood.
The Indian policeman explained that he had a major argument with his wife which is what led to the murder. He also said that they rowed on August 31, 2019, while they were celebrating their eldest son’s birthday.
Siyal was arrested and an investigation is underway.
Bhavnagar Superintendent Jaypalsinh Rathod said:
“We have registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC for murder and have taken him into custody.
“We are currently investigating and due process of law will be followed.”
The bodies of the three victims were taken for a post-mortem. Police officers confirmed that a knife was used to slit the boys’ throats.
India Today reported that the police are looking into the reasons behind the regular arguments.
Though a preliminary inquiry has suggested that Siyal took the extreme measure following constant arguments, work stress has also been considered as a possible reason.
Siyal had been a serving police officer for 10 years and was posted in the applications handling department.
Within India, there have been a number of incidents involving a family member taking extreme action following an argument with a spouse.