"We heard he did a Facebook Live after the incident"
Indian youth Indranil Roy stabbed his grandmother to death and also injured his parents after he tried to get money from his father on June 9, 2019.
The resident of West Bengal’s Hooghly district reportedly went live on Facebook after the killing.
He later locked himself in a room within his house after he threatened his neighbours with the knife when they attempted to stop him.
Roy has since been arrested following a joint effort from the police and fire brigade.
A police officer said: “Indranil Roy attacked his family members on Sunday night.
“His 80-year-old grandmother Bharati Roy succumbed to the injuries. We heard he did a Facebook Live after the incident but we are yet to verify it.”
The investigation revealed that Indranil had demanded money from his father Bishwanath. However, his father refused.
Indranil became enraged, he went to his room and returned with a knife. He then attacked his parents and grandmother.
His grandmother was fatally wounded and later died. The suspect then allegedly went live on Facebook.
Indranil’s parents managed to get of the house with minor injuries and informed nearby residents, who took them to a hospital.
After threatening his neighbours, Indranil went into a room and locked himself in.
When the police arrived, they were initially unsure about how to get him out of the room.
They contacted the fire brigade for assistance. Firefighters helped officers get to the roof and broke open the door.
Officers arrested the Indian youth while his grandmother’s body was sent for a post-mortem.
A police officer stated that the suspect’s parents are recovering. He also explained that Indranil, who was a Sreerampore College graduate, was a drug addict.
It is not known why the suspect demanded money but it is a possibility that he wanted to buy drugs.
The officer said: “The accused has been arrested and the matter is under investigation.
“The boy has a history of addiction and had been behaving violently for some days.”
A psychologist stated that investigators are working to find out if Indranil was under the influence of drugs at the time of the attack or if he has a mental illness.
The suspect was booked under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
Prior to the late-night murder, Indranil had appeared at a recruitment examination of the state electricity board in Kolkata.
In the afternoon, he returned home and attended a family event in Banshberia in the evening.
The suspect was known to be a determined person. He used to work for a firm before quitting and starting his own mineral water business.