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Man beats 90-year-old father to death over selling house in Moga

Sewak’s elder daughter witnessed the episode but he threatened his sister to remain silent.

punjab Updated: Aug 29, 2018 22:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Moga
murder,crime,punjab news
Kirpal Singh(HT Photo)

A man allegedly beat his 90-year-old father to death over property dispute at Gholia Khurd in Nihal Singh Wala subdivision of Moga district on Monday night.

The incident came to light after the daughter of the accused, Sewak Singh,50, told the villagers about the incident.

The victim has been identified as Kirpal Singh.

Police said the two quarreled as Sewak wanted to sell a 10-marla house with Kirpal opposing his decision.

When Sewak approached Kirpal for selling the house on Monday, verbal spat between the two turned ugly. Sewak started beating his father who succumbed to injuries, the police said.

Sewak’s elder daughter witnessed the episode but he threatened his sister to remain silent.

“Sewak told the villagers that his father passed away. But his daughter informed them what actually had transpired,” said a police official.

Soon after, Sewak fled from the village.

SHO Dilbag Singh said, “We have formed a team to arrest the accused who is absconding.”

“We have handed over the body to the family after conducting post-mortem on it,” the SHO added.

A case was registered under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused, Sewak Singh.

First Published: Aug 29, 2018 12:11 IST