Son kills father over Rs.1,000 (Lead)

August 12th, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Aug 12 (IANS) A son stabbed his father to death in Jharkhand after being denied Rs.1,000, the police said Tuesday. The incident occurred in Pandarpala village in Dhanbad district, some 240 km from here, Monday evening.

Ganesh Pandit, 25, demanded Rs.1,000 from his father Murlidhar, a retired employee of Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL), to get a suit stitched. When his father refused, Ganesh pushed him to the ground and stabbed him with a sharp edged weapon. The father died on the spot.

Ganesh was found in the house sitting beside the body of his father. He was arrested and the weapon seized.

According to the police, Ganesh was unemployed and had earlier asked his father for Rs.100,000 to buy an auto rickshaw. Squabbles over money were said to be frequent between father and son. The police alleged that Ganesh was a drug addict.

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