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Boy kills father over re-marriage plan

Posted on Jan 31, 10:54AM | UNI

Thane, Jan 30 : Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy for killing his father. with a sickle at their residence in Haranwadi at Palghar in Thane district of Maharashtra.

Police said the boy and his father got into a heated argument early yesterday morning after 62-year-old Moreshwar Gharat said he would to marry again. His first wife had died when the boy was around a month old. The teenager did not take the news of his father's impending wedding very well, fearing that the property would be transferred to his new wife. After Moreshwar went to bed, the boy picked up a sickle from the toilet and beheaded him, police said,

The boy later approached the police, saying someone had killed his father. However, during investigation, it came to know that he had committed the crime.

Police have registered a case under section 302 (murder) under the IPC. Being a minor, he has been sent to the children's remand home in Bhiwandi, said an official.