Old couple kill alcoholic son, cut body into pieces

A 27-year-old man was killed and his body cut into pieces allegedly by his parents who were fed up of his drinking habit and aggressive behaviour in south east Delhi’s Jaitpur.

His parents later threw his body parts at various locations in south east Delhi to mislead the investigators.

Nand Kishore, 68, and Asha Devi, 60, claim that Suraj was an alcoholic and used to abuse them verbally and physically. Nand Kishore used to work as mason, while Suraj used to drive a rented auto-rickshaw. Nand Kishore and Asha have another son named Ashok, but he has no role in the murder. In their statement, the couple told police that Suraj used to demand money from them for buying liquor and even threatened them with dire consequences in case his demand was not met.

“On January 6, Suraj came to the house inebriated and started physically abusing them for money. It was then Nand Kishore hit him with a hammer on his head. Thereafter, they strangled Suraj and the body was cut into pieces with the help of a stone cutting machine,” said Mandeep Singh Randhawa, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East).

Though the couple have been arrested, the crime would have gone unnoticed had the deceased’s left palm not been found at a garbage dump site in Jaitpur on January 8. During inspection of the spot, a head, leg, elbow and pelvic bones were found in a drain. Sniffer dogs were called to the spot for extensive search and the recovered body parts were sent to AIIMS for post-mortem.

The police registered a case of murder and several teams were formed to recover other missing parts of the body and crack the case. Efforts led to the recovery of more body parts, but they were not sufficient enough to establish the identity of the deceased. Investigating officers claimed that the severed head was decomposed.

“The body parts were beyond recognition. Inspector Sunil Kumar Sharma, SHO of the Jaitpur police station and his team, however, working on human intelligence, led the investigation based on missing person’s report,” Randhawa said.

Further investigation revealed that a man of similar age group had been missing for the past few days from Khaddah Colony in Jaitpur.

“When we contacted the family members, they initially maintained that their son had left for work in Dubai. However, they failed to provide any corroborating evidence to their story,” added Randhawa.

Interrogation and DNA sampling in the case however led to the identification of the deceased Suraj Bhan and it brought to light that the parents had killed the man.

“On interrogation, Suraj’s parents broke down and admitted that they murdered their son on January 6 and dumped the body in a nearby drain after cutting it into small pieces,” Randhawa said.

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