In October last,Om Prakash and Dinesh had deposed before the Chandigarh Police that their mother had told them their father had been killed by their brother,Ajay.
Retracting this,the duo have turned hostile giving a breather to their brother,Ajay. Their mother,who had previously alleged that her third son,Ajay,had killed her husband,has also retracted her statement.
Last month,Gomti Devi had turned hostile saying she had never given such a statement to the police. Interestingly,the trio,mother and her two sons,have now claimed before the court that Chinta Ram was murdered by some unknown assailants who had come to rob the house.
To top it all,the fourth material witness in the case,Jinder Kaur,has also retracted her statement given to the police. With all the four material witnesses turning hostile,the prosecution in the murder case has received a severe blow.
Earlier,Jinder Kaur,the neighbour of the victim,had deposed before the police that she had informed the police about the incident . In the court,she has now submitted that she was not the only one and that there were other neighbours who had come to Gomtis house after hearing her cries.
Om Prakash and Dinesh deposed earlier this week in the court that they had been living separately and when they reached the house,they had seen household articles lying scattered and the scene looked like that of a robbery.
Gomti Devi,widow of the deceased,had earlier deposed before the police that there was a dispute in the family and that she was threatened by her son (Ajay) after he had strangulated his father.
The case dates back to October 2011,when the accused,32-year-old Ajay,allegedly strangulated his 65-year-old father after a dispute over the sale of their house at Palsora village in Sector 56. The prosecution has claimed that
Ajay had pressured his father to sell the house to fulfil his (Ajay) own monetary needs for a long time,but Chinta Ram had refused to do so. After killing his father,Ajay allegedly threatened his mother and other family members before fleeing,Gomti had reportedly told the police.