Son, son-in-law kill 70-year-old man

Jajpur: A son and a son-in-law of a seventy-year-old man allegedly beat the septuagenarian to death, police said today. The deceased, identified as Hurusikesh Sahoo of Tulati village under Korei police station limits in the district, had been staying in his son-in-law?s house at Sadakpur as his son used to beat and torture him, police said.

Hurusikesh was a street vender in local Jajpur Road market. He used to sell fast foods there. His lone son Mahendra Kumar Sahoo, 35, an alleged drug addict was demanding money from the father. He used to beat his father?after being refused money to buy drug, the police said.

Unable to tolerate torture by his son, Hrushikesh left his home a couple of days ago and started staying in his son-in-law`s house since then. On Thursday night Mahendra allegedly went to his sister`s house and beat his father mercilessly with Ranjit Singh, his brother-in-law. The duo shifted the old man to the nearby government hospital where the doctor declared him brought dead.

"Being informed by the hospital authorities, we rushed to the hospital. On interrogation, we found the version of the son and son-in-law of the deceased was suspicious. Preliminary investigation indicates that the duo could be the culprit. However, the police would wait the autopsy report to arrive at any conclusion," said B.N.Samal, Inspector-in-charge of Korei police station.