A drunken man killed his father by hitting him in the head with an iron rod at Billa village, 10 km from here, when the latter refused to give him the keys of a motorcycle on Wednesday night.
Ankush (23), who is the eldest of the three sons of Pawan Kumar (45), a farmer, has been arrested by the police on a complaint from his grandmother Krishna Devi.
Krishna Devi, who stays with her eldest son Raj Kumar at the village, told the police that around 8 pm, she heard noises from the adjacent house of Pawan Kumar.
When she went there, Krishna Devi saw the father-son duo quarrelling, with Ankush demanding the keys of the bike and Pawan refusing, saying that Ankush was drunk and the brakes of the bike were not all right.
Soon, Ankush picked up an iron rod and started hitting the bike. When Pawan tried to stop him, Ankush hit him on the head. The family rushed a bleeding Pawan to the General Hospital in Panchkula’s Sector 6, where he was declared brought dead.
According to the post-mortem report, a head injury was the possible cause of death. “The injury was caused by a blunt weapon, and it was so deep that it caused major damage to the brain, leading to death,” said a doctor who conducted the post-mortem.
“We have arrested Ankush, and booked him for murder. He will be produced in the court on Friday,” said SHO of Chandimandir police station Arvind Kumar.
Ankush is married. He, along with younger brother Ajay, stayed with his father. Pawan’s wife Suman had separated and lives elsewhere. The couple’s youngest son Gaurav stays with a paternal aunt at another village.