PTI, New Delhi: Bodies of a man, his wife and daughter bearing stab injuries were found at their residence in Kishangarh area of southwest Delhi's Vasant Kunj on Wednesday morning, following which the couple's son was arrested, police said.
The victims were attacked with a kitchen knife. The couple's son Suraj was injured on his finger, they said.
After being informed about the incident, police reached the three-room house at 5.20 am and identified the victims as Mithlesh Verma (45), his wife Siya Verma (40) and their daughter Neha (16).
The bodies of Neha and Siya were found in one room while Mithlesh Verma's body was found in another room of the house.
The weapon used for commission of the crime has been recovered and Suraj arrested, police said.
Mithlesh Verma, a contractor, was living with his family in the house for the last 18 years. Suraj is pursuing civil engineering from a private college in Gurgaon, while Neha was in class 9 student of a private school in Vasant Kunj, Mithlesh Verma's elder brother Chandra Bhan said.
Locals said Mithlesh had seen abject poverty before establishing himself professionally.
"I got a call from my family members in Kannauj at 5.30 am. Mithlesh's neighbours had informed them. I rushed to check on them and found the bodies lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab injuries," Bhan said, adding it was a "cold-blooded murder".
According to a senior police officer, the entire house was ransacked, but no valuables were found missing.