Indore: City crime branch on Friday arrested a youth in connection with murder of his father about five years ago. The accused, who was eyeing his father’s property, along with his two friends had taken him to a deserted place in Kanadiya area and strangulated him to death.
DIG Harinarayanachari Mishra informed that 60-year-old Surendra Kumar Katariya, a resident Ashok Nagar, was found murdered in Bisankheda village in March 2013. Autopsy report had suggested that he was strangulated to death, following which a case under relevant sections of murder was registered in the incident. However, as police could not identify the accused even after a long time of investigation it was forced to file a closure report in court sometimes ago.
However, the case was later reopened and crime branch officials were ordered to investigate into the matter. A team was working on the case when they received a clue suggesting Katariya was killed by his son Tarun. Police after verifying the information detained Tarun, who during interrogation, confessed to have killed his father Surendra over property issue.
He informed police that he had soured terms with his father and therefore, had been staying separately at his uncle’s place in Gumasta Nagar area along with his mother for last few years. But, after the death of his mother, he again started living with his father in Ashok Nagar.
The accused further revealed that he got married with Sona Katariya some eight years ago and was in urgent need of money for treatment of her wife who was suggested a critical operation due to complication in her second delivery. As Surendra refused to help him for the operation, Tarun contacted his friend Jitendra Mantri of Dwarkapuri for financial help who further suggested him to kill his father to own his entire property, including a 10 bigha land in Shajapur, to resolve the financial difficulties.
As per the plan, Tarun along with Jitendra and Nattu alias Shakir of Chandan Nagar, took Surendra to the deserted place near Bisankheda village on pretext of showing him a farm land and strangled him to death. The trio then dumped his body after removing the deceased’s mobile phone and wrist watch and lodged a missing complaint with Aerodrome police station in order to mislead the police. Accused Tarun is a BCom graduate and runs a mobile phone shop at Aerodrome Road.