Taunted by family for being jobless, man shoots dead college-going son

A jobless man has been charged with the murder of his son in Outer Delhi's Rohini Sector 18. Police said Subhash Aggarwal shot dead his college-going son around 1 am on Saturday.

The 52-year-old man, who used to be a property dealer, told police that he was constantly taunted by his family — wife, son and two daughters — for "doing nothing to earn some money".

Aggarwal's son Shubham, who topped his school in Class XII, was a first-year BTech student at HMR University in Sonepat.

His daughters — one works at a polytechnic school and the other in a beauty parlour — have been providing the family with their meagre income since Aggarwal's business sank a few years ago.

On Friday, he came home around 10.30 pm and was reportedly drunk. During dinner, the family asked Aggarwal to start a business or take up a job, police said.

"He had a spat with Shubham, shouted at his family and went to his room. Around 1 am, apparently enraged by the taunting, Aggarwal went to Shubham's room and shot him with his double-barrel shotgun," an officer said.

He fired two rounds — one hit the bedside, the other hit Shubham and he died on the spot, the officer said.

The gunshots woke up his wife and daughters, who were sleeping in a separate room. They rushed to Shubham's room and found him in a pool of blood. Shubham's elder sister called police.

"Aggarwal initially claimed that Shubham had used a screwdriver to end his life. But he later confessed that he shot his son in a fit of rage. He has been arrested. We have registered a case of murder at Samaipur Badli police station. We have seized the gun. The man told us that he got the licence for the gun in 1983 from Panipat. We will verify that," the officer said.

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