Officers from Manpada police station are on the lookout for a 17-year-old boy, who stabbed his father to death with a kitchen knife following a heated argument between the two at their Dombivli residence on Sunday night. The boy has been booked under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
The incident occurred after the boy’s father, who had returned home drunk, taunted him for not doing a proper job and spending most of his time on his mobile phone.
“Digamber Wankhede, 40, taunted his son for having two meals in the house without helping them financially after the boy asked his mother to serve him dinner. This enraged the boy and they both started arguing,” said senior inspector Gajana Kabdule from Manpada police station.
Wankhede wife said that her efforts to clam them down failed, as neither of them was ready to back down.
“Suddenly, my husband pointed a sharp thing at our son and asked him whether he wants to kill him. In a fit of rage, our son went into the kitchen and returned with a knife and attacked him. He stabbed him in the chest, stomach and back following which our son fled the spot,” she said.
Though Wankhede was rushed to hospital with the help of neighbours, he was declared dead on arrival. His body was handed over to the family after post-mortem. Investigation revealed that Wankhede often taunted his son, a Class VII drop out, for not having a proper job and sleeping beyond 8 am.