"He then chopped the body using a knife"
An Indian man is believed to have murdered his father and chopped up his body before storing it in several plastic buckets. The incident happened at the victim’s home in Secunderabad, Telangana.
The victim has been identified as 80-year-old Maruti Kishan a retired Indian Railways employee. His son Kishan, aged 39, is allegedly responsible for the murder and has gone on the run.
According to the police, Kishan forced his mother and sister to store the dismembered body in buckets.
The victim’s wife Gaya and daughter Praful were taken into custody for questioning.
During questioning, Gaya and Praful stated that they were forced to help Kishan and were warned not to speak about it.
Kishan, who was unemployed, regularly argued with his father over money. It is believed that this led to the murder. Following a row, Kishan decided to take the extreme step.
The horrific murder did not come to light until Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Neighbours had complained about a bad smell coming from the house. They went to find out about it but they had no luck. They then alerted the police.
Officers arrived at the house to find Gaya and Praful. They then searched the house and found eight buckets filled with blood and human remains.
The body was confirmed to be that of Mr Kishan’s.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Sandeep Gone said:
“On questioning, Maruti’s wife and daughter said that on the night of August 16, Kishan quarrelled with his father and killed him.
“He then chopped the body using a knife and stuffed the body parts in buckets before fleeing.”
The Indian man stored his father’s remains in buckets because he feared he would be spotted by a neighbour if he tried to dispose of the body.
ACP Gone explained that during questioning, the elderly man’s wife and daughter had panicked when Kishan threatened them so they did not tell anyone about the murder.
A case was registered and police are searching for the suspect.
Police are still questioning Gaya and Praful to find out if they were forced into accompanying Kishan with the murder or if they were willing participants.
They had revealed to officers that Mr Kishan was an alcoholic who regularly harassed his family.
The victim and his wife had two sons and two daughters. Their eldest son had gone missing as a child and their eldest daughter lived in East Marredpally, Telangana. Praful and the suspect still lived with them.