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Property dispute: Septuagenarian murdered by her son and grandson

Property dispute: Septuagenarian murdered by her son and grandson

New Delhi: A 70-year-old woman was killed by her son and minor grandson over a property dispute in northeast Delhi's Jyoti Nagar area. Police claimed that they have apprehended the accused in the case.

According to the investigators, the deceased was strangled.

On September 4 at about 3.20 pm, a PCR call was received at Jyoti Nagar police station regarding the incident.

"On receipt of the call, it was found that one old lady was lying on the bed. She was dead," police said adding that her body was sent to the hospital for postmortem.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (north-east) Atul Thakur said that the deceased had four sons. She was having a dispute with her elder son.

The other sons suspected the role of their elder brother in committing the murder of their mother.

"During the investigation, it has been revealed that accused and his minor son committed the murder of his mother yesterday when no one was in the house. Deceased had injury marks on her neck," said DCP Thakur.

He further stated that the accused is having a pending civil case of the property against his mother. Deceased had disconnected the electricity connection of the accused's living area and wanted to get vacated the portion from her elder son .

Thereafter, accused, who worked as a mason, and his minor son killed the woman. A case under section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered and further investigation is underway.

This type of incident was not the first time reported in the city.

Recently a 27-year-old gym trainer was arrested for killing his father in Dwarka district.

Police said that during interrogation, accused claimed that his father was very

abusive.

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