Domestic help?s son killed Kevalia
RETIRED GOVERNMENT officer Ramesh Kevalia who was found brutally murdered in his Shahpura house a year ago was killed by his domestic help?s son who was angry that his mother had illicit relations with Kevalia, police said on Friday.Updated: Apr 01, 2006 14:02 IST
RETIRED GOVERNMENT officer Ramesh Kevalia who was found brutally murdered in his Shahpura house a year ago was killed by his domestic help’s son who was angry that his mother had illicit relations with Kevalia, police said on Friday.
City police claimed success in solving the murder with the arrest of Dinesh Padmakar, 25, resident of Ishwar Nagar. His mother Girija worked as domestic help at Kevalia’s house.
Dinesh had told his friend Sitaram, a native of Lalitpur, about the murder but the latter boasted about his friend’s ‘calibre’ under the influence of liquor in front of some others. This gave police the much-needed breakthrough and while interrogating Dinesh, he confessed the crime.
The accused told police that a week before the incident Kevalia had bought two coolers, one for himself and the other for Girija’s house. However, one of the
other cooler was not working and the youths who had gone to repair the cooler told Dinesh that both Kevalia and Girija had come together to the shop.
Already suspecting that his mother had illicit relations with Kevalia, Dinesh was angered and rushed to Kevalia’s house where he asked him about the matter.
The elderly man got angry and told him that he is too young to understand things. Enraged, Dinesh took out his knife and stabbed the retired officer repeatedly.
After committing the murder, he went to his friend, Sitaram’s place and told him about the crime. Interestingly, after the murder Rs 30,000 were withdrawn in two installments from Kevalia’s account through an ATM though the payment was later blocked after his son got air of the matter. The accused has not confessed withdrawing the money.
First Published: Apr 01, 2006 14:02 IST