Rahul Mata
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Parents Ravinder P. Mata
Vibha Mata
Attack information
Date January 8, 2017
2:30 p.m.
Location(s) Delhi, India
Killed 1
Injured 12-13
Weapon(s) Knife
Gas explosion

Rahul Mata (also spelled Matta; Hindi: राहुल माटा) was an Indian who killed one person and wounded at least twelve others in Madhu Vihar, a locality in east Delhi, India on January 8, 2017, before being arrested.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]


  • Ravinder P. Mata (रविंद्र माटा), 60, his father

Among those wounded were:

  • Nandan, security guard
  • Renu Bansal (रेनू बंसल), 51, neighbour
  • Ansul (अंशुल), policeman
  • Chandra Ghosh (चंद्र घोष), policeman
  • Gajraj (गजराज), policeman
  • Manish Joshi (मनीष जोशी), policeman
  • Nishant (निशाकर/निशांत), policeman
  • Ram (राम), policeman
  • Sanjay (संजय), policeman
  • Sudhir (सुधीर), policeman
  • Sunil (सुनील), policeman


  1. Delhi: Man kills father, sets gas cylinder afire injuring 11 cops, India Today (January 8, 2017)
  2. Man kills father, sets gas cylinder afire; injures 11 policemen, Sify News (January 8, 2017)
  3. Man Kills Father, Sets Gas Cylinder Afire Injuring 11 Policemen In East Delhi, NDTV (January 8, 2017)
  4. 1 hour of pure horror: Man kills dad, blows up neighbour's flat, The Times of India (January 9, 2017)
  5. 35-year-old stabs father to death, triggers cylinder blast in east Delhi, held, Hindustan Times (January 9, 2017)
  6. Dismissed Merchant Navy officer kills father, goes berserk, The Hindu (January 9, 2017)
  7. Delhi: Former merchant navy sailor kills father, blows up cylinder in suicide attempt; 11 cops injured, The Indian Express (January 9, 2017)
  8. Timely police action limited damage, The Times of India] (January 9, 2017)
  9. Ex-Merchant Navy official stabs father to death, then sets house ablaze, Millenium Post (January 9, 2017)
  10. दिल्ली : इस पूर्व नौसैनिक ने पिता को चाकू घोंपा, मां पर किया हमला, पड़ोस के अपार्टमेंट को उड़ाया, NDTV (January 9, 2017)
  11. सनकी बेटे ने पिता को मार डाला, खुद को लगाई आग, 11 पुलिसकर्मी झुलसे, (January 9, 2017)
  12. खुलासाः 2 मिनट 36 सेकेंड में 36 बार पिता पर चाकू से किए थे वार, (January 9, 2017)
  13. दिल्ली में सनकी बेटे का खूनी खेल, बाप को 36 बार चाकू से गोद डाला, (January 9, 2017)
  14. सनक: दो मिनट में पिता को मारे 36 चाकू, बोला- अगर मां होती तो उसे भी मार देता, (January 9, 2017)
  15. पिता की क्रूरतम हत्या करने वाले शख्स का रहा है हिंसात्मक इतिहास, दो बार जा चुका है जेल, (January 9, 2017)
  16. E Delhi killer rampage: Cops file chargesheet, The Times of India (May 11, 2017)
  17. [], [[Wikipedia:|]] ( 2017)

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