Father chopped to death by son over land dispute

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, NAWANSHAHR:
  • Updated: Jul 01, 2015 19:32 IST

A 70-year-old man was chopped into two pieces by his son along with his servant in Durgapur village of district on Monday night over a land dispute.The deceased has been identified as Damman Singh, who was a farmer. He had a dispute over distribution of 16-acre land with his younger son Talwinder Singh (40) for the past few years, who is also a former sarpanch of the village.

As per information available, village sarpanch Gurnar Singh, who is brother of Damman Singh told that he had not seen Damman in the house since Sunday afternoon and asked Talwinder about him, but he failed to give any satisfactory reply. He told that a court case of disputed land was also going on.
Gurnar filed a complaint with the city police on Tuesday morning after which the cops took Talwinder into custody and he admitted to killing his father along with servant Sunny.

Talwinder revealed that he and Sunny allegedly murdered the victim with sharp-edged weapons and later, chopped his head off and dumped it in the forest area after packing into a bag in Pojewal town of the district.

Then, the cops took him to the spot and recovered the beheaded DSP Rupinder Kaur Bhatti said a case under various sections of the IPC has been registered against Talwinder and Sunny at city police station. Teams have been formed to nab Sunny.

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