Retired government official arrested for son’s murder

New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Monday arrested a 70-year-old retired government official from east Delhi for the alleged murder of his son.

Ganesh Prasad Shukla allegedly shot dead his son on Friday afternoon following a heated argument after the former attacked and injured his daughter-in-law over a property issue, police said.

The incident was reported around 1.25 p.m. from east Delhi’s Mandawali area.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Rishipal told IANS that Ganesh Prasad opened fire on his son Mahendra Nath Shukla, 30, following the argument.

During interrogation Ganesh Prasad stated that there were frequent quarrels in the family over the distribution of property between his son Mahender Nath Shukla and his daughter, the officer said.

According to police, Shukla wanted to gift half of his ancestral property to his daughter which was vehemently opposed by his son and daughter-in-law.

“On Friday, his daughter-in-law again quarrelled with the accused over the same issue and out of anger, the accused hit her with a stick. The daughter-in-law complained to her husband, Mahender.”

“Mahender confronted his father over the issue. Ganesh then shot dead his son with a single barrel gun,” the officer added.

–IANS

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