A 30-year-old man allegedly hacked his nephew (sister’s son) to death after she reportedly refused to help him out with money, police said Friday. The incident occurred in Sultanpur village under Phulpur police station area of the district Thursday afternoon. The police have registered a case of murder and have launched a hunt for the accused, identified as ram Kailash.
According to the police, Shakuntala, wife of Bhola Nath, a rickshaw puller and a resident of Sultanpur village in Phulpur area, had gone to her parents’ village, Baurai, to celebrate the birth of a baby boy of her brother, Ram Kailash. On Thursday afternoon, Shakuntala returned with Ram Kailash to her home in Sultanpur. Her two children — Amit (4) and Ankit (2) — were also with her. At the time, Bhola Nath was present in the house.
When she reached home, she left Ankit with Ram Kailash and went inside to fetch water. When she returned, she spotted Ankit lying in a pool of blood. A blood-stained axe was also found on the spot. Ram Kailash, meanwhile, had sped away on his bike. The police were subsequently informed.
“Two deep injury marks inflicted by the axe were found on the boy’s head. The woman has told us that the accused often used to ask for money. On Thursday too, Ram Kailash had asked for money, but she had expressed inability to give him the same. It is suspected that he carried out the alleged act in a fit of anger following the refusal. A hunt is on for him,” said Inspector (Phulpur), Abhay Srivastava.
Srivastava added that Ram Kailash did not have a stable source of income and would try to make some money by helping people fill forms or applications in various government departments.