Shillong: Meghalaya Labour Minister Sanbor Shullai on Thursday demanded capital punishment against a man for the brutal murder of his two minor children.
Joefferson Jana (29) on Monday night allegedly murdered his children, aged four and two years, by slitting their throats at Wahktieh, Nongrah Nonglum.
“This is a very shocking and painful incident that a father killing his own children. I strongly condemned it. Let’s hope that the court of law pronounce capital punishment against the culprit,” Shullai said after visiting the residence of the two victims. The bodies of the two minors were laid to rest on Thursday.
On Monday Jana went to his wife’s residence and took his two children – four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son – for a walk. He usually took his children for such evening walks. But on that fateful evening, he didn’t drop the kids back home to their mother and his mobile phone was later found switched off.
The bodies of the two children were found by the residents of the locality on Tuesday at Wah Ktieh inside the forest.
Jana was arrested from his residence at Nongrah here on Tuesday night after he went missing following the death of his kids. The accused, who is separated from his wife, was found in his mother’s residence a short distance away from his wife’s house.
On Wednesday, police took Jana to the crime spot and confessed that he had killed his two kids. On his leading, police also recovered the knife, which he slit the minors, from the crime site.