Man hacks his father to death in Jharkhand

July 23rd, 2008 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, July 23 (IANS) A man hacked his father to death over a property dispute in Chatra district of Jharkhand, the police said Wednesday. Baleshwar Yadav, 26, resident of Kasi Kewal village, around 210 km from here, was opposed to selling a piece of land owned by his family. However, his father, 54, ignored him and sold the land last week, the police said.

The father and the son had a verbal spat over the issue Tuesday night and Baleshwar hacked his father to death with an axe. The old man died on the spot, the police said.

Baleshwar was arrested Wednesday.

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