Palghar : Requesting his step-son to stop playing loud music during wee hours proved fatal to a father, who was later, mercilessly stabbed by his stepson around a dozen times and died on the spot. The neighbors immediately alerted the Manikpur cops in Vasai west who arrested the accused and took him to the police station for further questioning. Sources say the son was mentally unsound and was also unemployed.

On Friday around 3.30am, the accused, identified as Ashley Hamilton (32), was playing loud music and dancing. His mother reportedly tried to convince him to stop but he refused. His stepfather, Reginald Hamilton (53), who was about toleave for his routine morning exercise, tried to intervene but left as the conversation was going nowhere. Unhappy about Hamilton’s intervention, Ashley,in a fit of rage,  took a kitchen knife and followed Hamilton. At the society gate he was attacked by Ashley, who mercilessly knifed his stepdad around a dozen times . Hamilton died on the spot.

The cops have registered a case under 302 of IPC and are probing if Ashley was on any kind of medication.

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