Uttar Pradesh police have arrested a man in Ghaziabad district for murdering his parents after they denied him a share in their ancestral property.
The accused is identified as Ravi Dhaka who lives in Ghaziabad’s Balram Nagar. Police said Ravi has squeezed the neck of his parents, Surendra Dhaka (70) and Santosh (63), which caused to death at their home on Sunday.
Police said they have arrested the accused on Sunday and recovered a towel which is used in the crime, a nylon rope, Rs 15,000 cash, and a fixed deposit certificate of Rs 5 lakh from the accused.
Superintendent of Police (Rural) Iraj Raja said the accused has accepted the crime and he has been charged under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
SP Raja said the accused has tried to frame the incident as robbery, but later, during the investigation, it has been found that the accused killed his parents for financial gains.
Reports said the victim had an elder son Gaurav with whom they used to live. Two years ago, after his death, the parents decided to name his wife as a nominee to their property, which left Ravi unhappy with his parents’ decision, after which the accused decided to kill his parents.
Police said, at around 9 am on June 11, the accused came to know that his parents would be alone in the house as their daughter-in-law had gone home. The accused first killed his father by squeezing his neck with a wire, then he went upstairs and choked his mother by putting a piece of cloth on her mouth.
After committing the crime, the accused robbed the house to frame the crime looks like a robbery. When he came home in the evening, he pretended to be shocked by the incident and called the police. However, during the investigation, the police suspected something fishy and booked the accused where he admitted to his crime.