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Elderly father kills son in fit of rage, absconds

In a shocking incident, a 68-year-old man allegedly shot dead his 38-year-old son at their house in East Delhi’s Mandawali area on Friday afternoon over a heated altercation about a minor argument between the elderly man and his daughter-in-law. According to the police, the accused father is absconding and probe has been initiated. Police said that the deceased has been identified as Mahender Shukla.

Police said that the incident took place at around 11 am when the accused identified as Ganesh Prasad Shukla, a retired businessman had a heated argument with his daughter-in-law. Since there was a heated argument going on between Ganesh’s wife and their daughter-in-law,  Ganesh reprimanded his daughter-in-law. Sources said that upset over this, the woman called her husband, Mahender.  Working in a private company, Mahender stayed with his father at Mandawali. 

A police officer, privy to the investigation, shared: “Once Mahender returned home, he allegedly protested his father for screaming at his wife. This led to a heated argument between Ganesh and Mahender. When the argument blew out of proportion, Ganesh allegedly took out a stick and hit Mahender’s wife on her head. Ganesh then took his double-barreled gun and shot his son square at his chest from point blank range.” Mahender collapsed on the ground and started bleeding profusely. 

Hearing the sound of the gunshot, Mahender’s wife raised an alarm and gathered neighbours and locals. While Mahender’s wife called out for help, Ganesh dropped the gun and ran away from his house. A locals made a PCR call after which police rushed Mahender to a nearby hospital. Sources said that doctors tried to resuscitate him but in vain. They declared him dead. Police said that they have registered a case under Section 302 of the the Indian Penal Code against Mahender’s father at the Mandawali police station.
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