Man kills son, commits suicide over Rs 200 in UP

Man kills son, commits suicide over Rs 200 in UP

Father gave money to boy to go to Rajasthan in seach of work

A man in UP’s backward Gonda district killed his son for a meager Rs 200 and driven by guilt, committed suicide by jumping before a speeding train.

According to reports, Mata Prasad Goswami, a resident of Kunwarpur Amaraha village in the district, hit his son Bhupendra several times with an axe, killing him on the spot following an altercation after the youth expressed his inability to return Rs 200 taken from him to go to Rajasthan to find work.

Goswami had borrowed the sum from a fellow villager and had given it to Bhupendra, asking him to go to some other state for work.

Bhupendra later left for Rajasthan to try his luck but failed to get any work there and had returned to his village a few days before Holi.

Goswami’s elder daughter Kusum Lata said his father had asked Bhupendra to return the money so that he could pay it back to the lender.

“The two had an altercation over the same on Monday,” she said.

Head of the family of six children and a wife, Goswami found it hard to make two ends meet from his petty income.

On Monday night, Goswami attacked Bhupendra with a sharp-edged axe and hit him several times, when the latter was asleep.

“My father was disturbed after the altercation and was crying. He immediately left the spot after killing Bhupendra,” Kusum said. On Tuesday morning, Goswami’s body was recovered from near the rail tracks a few hundred metres away from the village.

According to the police, he had committed suicide by jumping before a speeding train.

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