A 17-year-old boy allegedly stabbed his father to death in Delhi's New Ashok Nagar area after he refused to give money, the police said on Monday.
A heated argument took place between the father and the son on Sunday night after he asked for Rs. 150-200, officials said.
When the father refused the money, the son stabbed him on his chest. The victim's wife rushed him to Lal Bahadur Shastri hospital where he was declared brought dead, a senior police official said.
The police were informed about the incident by authorities of the hospital around 11.15 pm.
The son has been apprehended, the officer said, adding the body has been sent for postmortem examination. The victim used to work at a factory in Noida and further investigation is underway, officials said.
Earlier in January, a 42-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly shot dead his eight-year-old son
in a celebratory firing in northeast Delhi's New Usmanpur, police said. The incident comes days after a woman architect died when a former JD(U) leader fired celebratory shots in the air during a New Year's Eve party at his farmhouse in Fatehpur Beri. The child was hit by a bullet on his right cheek during the celebratory firing, a senior police officer said. He was rushed to a hospital but he died, a police officer said.
"During the investigation, the child's father emerged as the prime suspect," Atul Kumar Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast), said.
The accused later confessed that he had taken the firearm from a man in Uttar Pradesh. He fired in the air and the bullet accidentally hit his son who was present at the celebration, police added.