New Delhi: Corpses of 28-year-old woman and her minor daughter were found inside their home on Monday, police said. The deaths were reported from Delhi’s Khayana area around 5.30 AM.
The woman’s husband, who had gone to Jaipur for some work on Sunday, on return home on Monday found them all dead.
“The woman, along with her 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son, were found dead in their house. It seems that the woman was stabbed with a sharp weapon and her throat was strangled,” a police official said.
According to the official, the two children also bore the stab injuries and were found hanging.
A new municipal report suggests that dengue cases have increased in the months of November and December this year compared to 2017.
According to the weekly report by the MCD released on Monday, 1,062 dengue cases were recorded in November 2018 while it was 816 in 2017. Even in December 2017, only 81 cases were reported in the national capital while this year 117 cases have already been reported till December 15. Forty-two fresh cases have been registered in the past one week.
So far, four deaths caused by dengue have been confirmed in Delhi which includes a 13-year-old girl from Wazirabad area. The other three cases are reported to be from west and north Delhi.
However, as per the report, 2,774 people have been diagnosed with the vector-borne disease in Delhi so far in 2018. However, the number is less than what it was in 2017 — 4,704.
In 2015, Delhi saw its worst dengue outbreak with more than 11,800 cases and 60 deaths, according to the city’s civic bodies.
As for malaria, only one new case surfaced last week taking the toll to two till now for the month. In November, 33 malaria cases were reported in the city, according to the municipal report. So far, 473 malaria cases have come to light, while in 2017 it was 575.
No new cases of chikungunya were reported this week keeping the total number of cases at 3 in the national capital while in November, there were 28 cases. Till date, a total of 164 chikungunya cases have been reported in the city compared to 551 in 2017. (IANS)