Sons allegedly beat father to death over inheritance on Father’s Day

Inheritance matters often cause dispute, as we’re well aware here at Finders International, but sometimes they can escalate way out of control as a recent story in the International Business Times proved.

The website reported that a 61-year-old man in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was allegedly beaten to death by his sons over a property dispute on Sunday 20 June—the irony being that the date was when most parts of the world celebrated Father’s Day.

The victim, identified as a retired railway employee named Baijnath, was allegedly taken from his home in the town of Manjhanpur by his two sons and then beaten, the newspaper The Times of India reported, citing a statement provided to the local police by the victim’s youngest son, identified as Narendra.

Dispute relating to property

Police officers from Manjhanpur said Narendra had accused his two older brothers — identified as Surendra and Virendra — as well as their wives of killing their father over a dispute relating to property. The younger brother claimed that one of his older brothers was pressurising their father into giving them their property share and funds from his retirement fund.

Narendra told the police that his two older brothers, who lived separately from their parents, met with their father on the Sunday while he was on his way back home from the field. The two brothers then allegedly took Baijnath to their house and beat him.

Baijnath was rescued from Surendra’s house after Narendra and his mother, identified as Rita Devi, learned of the incident. Narendra took his father to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, and his body was sent for medical examination to determine the cause of his death.

Police carrying out detailed investigations

No-one had yet been arrested over the incident and the police are carrying out detailed investigations.

The International Business Times reports that a similar incident took place in April when a 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend were arrested over the death of the girl’s father in Las Vegas, USA.

Sierra Halseth and her 18-year-old boyfriend, Aaron Guerrero, were accused of stabbing the former’s 45-year-old father, Daniel Halseth, and setting fire to his house. Daniel’s body was found badly burned inside his home on 9 April.

The couple were later arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah, days later. They had filmed themselves joking about “murdering somebody” days after the incident, and police discovered the footage on Sierra’s phone.

Sierra and Guerrero were indicted on charges of murder, conspiracy, arson, robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card.

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