A 54-year-old man went on a stabbing rampage at a residential building in south Mumbai on Friday, leaving two people dead and three injured, according to police. An officer stated that the incident happened at Parvati Mansion on Grant Road at around 3.30 p.m. and added that the culprit has been taken into custody.
The officials stated that the man’s family members had abandoned him and that he believed his neighbours were to blame. Since then, he has been experiencing mental instability. On Friday, when he noticed his neighbors, he walked to his house, grabbed a knife, and is accused of attacking five members of nearby families.
Two other ladies and a couple, Jayendra and Neela Mistry, died while receiving treatment at the civically run Nair hospital after the injured were taken there, according to the official.
The D B Marg police station has received a First Information Report (FIR) under sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to kill) of the Indian Penal Code, and an investigation is currently under way, the source continued.
Stabbing isn’t uncommon in India, in-fact stabbing cases in India have seen a drastic rise. Stabbing cases in India have been on the rise in recent years. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, there were 8,934 cases of murder by sharp objects in 2019, a significant increase from the previous year.
The reasons behind this trend are complex and multifaceted, with factors such as poverty, unemployment, and social unrest contributing to the problem. Additionally, the easy availability of weapons and a lack of strict gun control laws have made it easier for individuals to obtain and use sharp objects as weapons. It is crucial for the government to address this issue and take steps to prevent further violence.