Man kills 81-year-old father-in-law for refusing share in property
Vijender’s son, Hemant, allegedly fraudulently got some share in his name after coaxing Verma to sign some papers. Following that, Verma had also filed a case of cheating against the father-son duo.delhi Updated: Jul 02, 2017 22:01 IST
A 60-year-old man allegedly smothered his 81-year-old father-in-law to death after being refused a share in the latter’s property. The incident was reported from southwest Delhi’s Bindapore area on Saturday.
Vijender, a resident of Uttam Nagar, reportedly went to meet his father-in-law, Inder Singh Verma, at his residence on Saturday afternoon to discuss his share in the property. The two reportedly had an argument after Verma refused to sign property documents in Vijender’s name. The son-in-law then started hitting Verma with a wooden stick.
“Vijender first thrashed Verma with a lathi and then smothered him to death with a pillow. He even strangled him using his hands. There was no one at home when the incident occurred,” a police officer said.
After allegedly killing Verma, Vijender himself went to Bindapore police station and surrendered.
“He did not try to escape. After killing Verma, he came to the police station and confessed that he had murdered his father-in-law as he was angry with him for not giving him any share in the property. He said that Verma had earlier promised him a share but later retracted. He said that Verma did not fulfil his promise which angered him,” a senior police officer said.
The matter came to fore when a neighbour visited Verma and found him dead. He then made a PCR call and even alerted the locals who rushed him to the hospital. “Verma sustained severe head injuries from the thrashing but the cause of death seems to be smothering. He was even strangled. We have sent his body for a post-mortem examination and the cause of death will be clear once the autopsy report is out,” a senior police officer said.
The police have registered a case of murder in the matter and have arrested Vijender.
Investigations revealed that Vijender had been after Verma to give him his share for the past several months. Vijender’s son, Hemant, allegedly fraudulently got some share in his name after coaxing Verma to sign some papers. Following that, Verma had also filed a case of cheating against the father-son duo.
“There is a case of cheating registered against Vijender and his son but the matter is still under investigation,” a police officer said.