Uttar Pradesh: Man kills father, chops body after bike seized by bank for non-payment of dues

Uttar Pradesh: Man kills father, chops body after bike seized by bank for non-payment of dues

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

FPJ BureauUpdated: Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 12:43 AM IST
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Lucknow: A man bludgeoned his father to death with a grinding stone when he refused to give him money for the repayment of bank loan taken for the purchase of a bike in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. After the gruesome killing, the son chopped the body into pieces and hid it in a suitcase at a nearby tea stall.

According to the police, the incident occurred at Tiwaripur in Surya Vihar housing board colony on Saturday last. Santosh KumarGupta, 30, aka Prince, son of Murli Madhur Gupta, 62, demanded Rs40,000 to repay the debts taken for the purchase of his bike. The bank employees had seized his bike for nonpayment of installments. When refused, Prince killed his father by crushing his head with a grinding stone. He chopped the body into pieces. While trying to dispose of the parts, his younger brother Prashant saw him and informed the police.

Accused taken into custody

Gorakhpur police took Prince Gupta into custody. During the interrogation, he admitted to killing his father. On the clues given by the son, police recovered the body of Madhur Gupta from a suitcase placed in a tea stall. The knife and seizure used in the crime was cleaned by the son, hence it was sent for forensic test. Police lodged a case of murder and destroying the evidence against the son. On Monday, he was produced in the court, which sent him to judicial custody.

According to the police, Madhur Murli Gupta, a grocery shopowner, had two sons. Elder son Prince used to run a hardware shop earlier, which is closed now. He had taken a bike on bank finance and started work of food home delivery. Due to nonpayment of bank installments, his bike was seized by the bank leaving him jobless.

On Saturday, while Madhur was offering prayers at home, Prince picked a fight over money. After the argument, Prince assaulted father with a grinding stone and crushed his head. To dispose of the body, he chopped it with seizure and a knife.

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