7th Std Student Axes Father To Death

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ANANTNAG: In a bizarre incident a 14 year old boy hacked his father to death in an Anantnag village and later tried to place the blame on unknown persons to escape arrest. However Police Saturday said it has resolved the blind murder case and arrested the accused.

Police said they have arrested 14-year-old Mohsin Hameed Malik over the murder of his father in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

46-year-old Hameed Malik, who was Imam at a mosque in Bragam area of Dooru Shahabad, was found dead in a paddy field on February 9.

SP Anantnag Abdul Jabbar told newsmen at his office in Khanabal that the boy has confessed to the crime.

“During the course of investigation it surfaced that deceased along with his son Mohsin Hamid Malik who is a class 7th student left towards the fields on 09.02.2016 at about 10:00 am in the morning. Both worked in the field for about 2 ½ hours and finally had lunch together. The son finished his meals first and took an axe which was already there and hit it thrice on his father’s neck when he was busy taking meals. This resulted in Malik’s on spot death. The son then dragged the body and covered it with soil. Later he cried and pretended that his father had been killed by unknown persons to draw attention of locals”, police officer said.

“Later on the son took the weapon of offence with him and hid it in the cowshed adjacent to his house. On disclosure of the accused son, weapon of offence was recovered in presence of witnesses”, he said. 

“The accused admitted to have killed his father as according to him he abhorred him since childhood. 

Police officer said the apparent motive behind the murder was strained relationship between husband and wife.

“It was a blind murder case but police solved it within 3 days,” SP Abdul Jabbar said adding that an FIR vide number 15/2016 under section 302 has been registered in this regard. 

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