Ghaziabad, May 23: In a massacre of sorts, a dismissed driver Rahul on Tuesday night went on a stabbing spree killing seven members of his employer's family in Nai Basti here.
The sacked driver has been arrested and he has confessed to killing all seven members of the family. Rahul was dismissed from job 10 days ago on charge of stealing Rs 4.5 lakhs. He says, he did this out of revenge.
Meerut Range IG Bhavesh Kumar Singh said, Rahul has confessed to the murders. The blood-stained clothes and murder weapons have been recovered, he added.
Rahul entered the house from the back, by scaling up the wall and then went on a stabbing spree killing all seven members of the family.
Those killed included three kids. The businessman Satish Goel, 65, his wife Manju, their son Sachin, daughter-in-law Rekha, and grandchildren Aman, 10, Honey, 12, and Megha, 14 were killed in the maddening spree.
Ironically, the murders came to light on Wednesday morning when a medical assistant came to administer insulin to the businessman, who was due for a kidney transplant later this week. His wife was to be the donor.
Police IG (Meerut Zone) Bhavesh Kumar Singh said, the murders probably took place between 9 pm and 11 pm on Tuesday night during loud wedding music at a neighbour's house.
Two floors of the three-storeyed house were drenched in blood and presented a gory sight.
Satish was murdered on the first floor balcony, and a few steps away, his son Sachin, 35, and two kids lay dead. The businessman's wife Manju, 62, lay dead in her bedroom that opened into the balcony.
Police suspect the killer then moved to the second floor, and probably killed Megha on the stairs who was trying to flee to the first floor. Her body was dumped in her mother Rekha's bedroom.
The entire house lay ransacked with amirahs wide open, but some cash and gold jewellery were found untouched.
Forensic experts have picked up fingrprints of the killer from a knife and an axe used in the murders.