The daily jottings in a murder victim’s personal diary have helped police nab his alleged killer—his own 20-year-old son.
The police claimed that the murder of a 65-year-old former senior clerk with Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in Alipur, Outer Delhi on Saturday, was solved.
They claimed the son has confessed killing his father because he was involved in an extra-marital affair.
“A PCR call was received on June 13 at about 8 a.m. about a quarrel in a house in Nehru Enclave. When our team reached the spot, one Raghubir Singh (65) was found dead lying on his bed with several injuries on his head, ear and neck,” DCP (Outer Delhi) Atul Katyar said.
A thorough search revealed Singh’s personal diary, which he maintained with meticulous details.
In the diary, Singh has narrated how his son would often allegedly fight with him regarding money.
The last few days of the diary, investigators said, were full of incidents about the son “threatening the father with dire consequences”.
Singh reportedly also expressed concern about his son becoming more and more “upset and violent” regarding the tensions in the family.
On the basis of the information obtained from the diary, the police arrested Satish Prakash from Alipur on June 14.
“Satish revealed that he killed his father with the help of three associates as he hated his him. Apparently his father did not look after with his mother for a long period,” the officer said.
Based on his statement, Prakesh’s friend Sahil was arrested. A search is on for the rest.