Rohtak man loses lakhs on IPL betting, kills father for money
A Rohtak man who lost lakhs in betting on the recently concluded Indian Premier League was arrested along with his juvenile son for killing his father, a prominent furniture trader. The victim had refused to loan his son more money.
The accused strangled his father at the latter’s shop on May 10 earlier this month.
The traders of Kalanaur market, where the shop is situated, had called a bandh for the next few days to protest the murder.
Police said the accused had lost a lot of money in betting on IPL matches.
To pay off his debt, he asked his father for money, and killed him when the latter refused to help.
After killing his father, the accused called his juvenile son who helped him dispose of the body near the sugar mill in Rohtak.
The next day, the accused filed a missing person’s complaint of his father at the police station.
He took a search party of his neighbours to find his father and deliberately took them to sugar mill area where he had disposed the body.
The police said they had registered a case of murder against unidentified persons, but got suspicious of the victim’s son’s role when he gave contradictory statements during investigation.
He later confessed to the murder under sustained interrogation