UP Man Kills Father With Hammer, Chops Up Body Over Property Dispute: Cops

UP Man Kills Father With Hammer, Chops Up Body Over Property Dispute: Cops

The accused hid the suitcase containing the body parts in the street behind his house. (File)


In a shocking incident, a man allegedly killed his 62-year-old father over a property dispute here in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur, police said on Sunday.

According to the police, following the murder, the 30-year-old murder accused allegedly chopped the victim’s body into pieces to fit it into a suitcase and dispose it off.

The incident took place in Suraj Kund colony under Tiwaripur police station limits late on Saturday night.

Police have lodged a case on Sunday after Prashant Gupta, the brother of the accused, approached police with a complaint.

The man has been identifed as Murli Dhar Gupta, father of the accused.

The accused, identifed as Santosh Kumar Gupta alias Prince has been arrested, Superintendent of Police (city) Krishna Kumar Bishnoi said.

He said the murder was the fallout of a property dispute in the family.

“Finding him alone at home, the accused attacked the victim with a hammer. The victim died on the spot. Then brought a suitcase from brother’s room and kept the pieces of the body in suitcase and hid it in the street behind the house”.

“On the information of the accused’s brother, the police recovered the body parts and sent them for postmortem,” the official added.

Further investigation has begun, official added.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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