A retired university teacher is a shattered man after criminals stabbed to death his only son, an engineer, just as they were readying to shift to their new home near the Indian capital.
Arun Kumar Tiwari, an employee of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL), was stabbed in front of Patna High Court on Thursday night. He was on his way home from the railway station in an autorikshaw with a friend, the police said.
Arun was to start working in New Delhi soon and his parents are now cursing his decision to work in Patna temporarily.
His father, Vishwaram Tiwari, who retired from Magadh University, said the family was constructing a house at Noida, near New Delhi.
"My world has ended. Arun was my only son," said the grief-stricken Tiwari. "I was constructing a house in Noida for my son but who will stay there now?"