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Man kills father over refusal to pay for treatment

An engineer’s unemployed son allegedly killed him when he refused to give his son money to treat a disease he suffered. The incident took place at Kolsewadi, Kalyan (east)

mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2011 00:49 IST
Kiran Sonawane
Kiran Sonawane
Hindustan Times

An engineer’s unemployed son allegedly killed him when he refused to give his son money to treat a disease he suffered. The incident took place at Kolsewadi, Kalyan (east)

Police said that the accused, Sachin Patil, had completed a diploma in electronics two years back, but was yet to find a job. He was supported by his father, Shivajirao Patil, and was suffering from a steadily worsening case of piles, which was not responding to primary treatment.

His father, however, refused to pay for specialist treatment, leading to a heated argument between the two on Sunday.

When Patil’s mother tried to intervene, he pushed her away and attacked his father with a knife, and killed him.

Neighbours caught Sachin and handed him over to the police.

Police produced the accused in Kalyan court which remanded him in police custody for three days.

First Published: Jul 19, 2011 00:49 IST