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Adopted son hacks mother, father to death

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, August 21, 2013
First Published: 20:55 IST(21/8/2013) | Last Updated: 20:56 IST(21/8/2013)

A man allegedly hacked his parents to death at Chakar village of Jagraon on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. To distract the police and villagers, the accused, Palwinder Singh, 32, after committing the crime, raised an alarm that 'kala kachha gang' had struck at his house and killed his parents. The victims have been identified as Avtar Singh (50) and his wife Veerpal Kaur (45).

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However, the police didn't find Palwinder's story convincing and detained him for questioning, who reportedly confessed to the crime. The police said the accused killed his parents for property.

Palwinder was nephew (brother's son) of Veerpal Kaur, who adopted him when he was one-year-old, as the couple was childless.

According to the police, Palwinder came to know that Avtar and Veerpal have been taking treatment for having a child. He feared that if the couple succeeded in having a child, he could be deprived of the property. So, he hatched a conspiracy to kill both of them.

On the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, the accused hacked them to death and raised an alarm that 'kala kachha gang' had struck and killed his parents.

The villagers informed the Hathur police and soon cops reached the spot. The body of Veerpal was lying on the bed, while that of her husband was lying on the floor.

After preliminary investigations, the police rounded up Palwinder for questioning. DSP Surinder Kumar said the accused had admitted that he killed his parents for property. The DSP said that more revelations were expected during the interrogation of the accused.

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