Jharkhand: Unemployed son kills father to get a job on compassionate ground

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Through: PTI | Ramgarh |

Nov. 22, 2020, 11:37 a.m.


Police recovered a small hummer knife used in the crime and the deceased’s cell phone, he said.

An unemployed 35-year-old is said to have killed his father, an employee of Central Coal Fields Limited (CCL), in Barkakana in the district to get a job in the psu for compassionate reasons, police said on Sunday.

Krishna Ram (55), security chief stationed at the CCL’s central workshop in Barkakana, Ramgarh district, was found dead with his throat slit early Thursday, police said.

Prakash Chandra Mahto, a sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), told a press conference on Saturday that Ram’s eldest son, 35, had killed him in his Barkakana neighborhood on Wednesday evening by slicing him the throat.

Police recovered a small hummer knife used in the crime and the deceased’s cell phone, he said.

Police claim Ram’s oldest son confessed during questioning that he killed his father to get a CCL job for compassionate reasons.

Under CCL provisions, an employee’s legal dependent would be assigned a job if the employees die during their tenure, police said.

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