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Daijiworld News Network - Mangalore (GA)

Mangalore, Feb 6: The son of a drunkard father, disturbed and distressed by the latter's way of living, murdered his father on Sunday February 5 afternoon at Angargudde of Kenchankere near Mulki here.

Manjunath (18) killed his father Mallappa (48) on Sunday after the latter had picked up a quarrel with his wife Basamma and son Manjunath.   At some point, an enraged Manjunath pierced his father's feet with a stone-cutting chisel.  His intention was to break his father's legs so that he would not go out to drink in the future. 

However, fate had something in store both for father and son.  Mallappa died of heavy bleeding, on the spot.  Seeing this, Manjunath washed his bloodstained trousers and fled the place with the chisel.  All this while his mother Basamma was present on the spot as dumb spectator.

Soon the news of Mallappa's killing by his own son spread in the vicinity and even went up to the Mulki police station. The Mulki police led by Circle Inspector Mathew Thomas and inspector Pratap Reddy launched a manhunt to nab Manjunath.  Finally the accused has nabbed at Shimantoor while trying to flee via Kinnigoly.

He later confessed to his crime and told the police that he was distressed by his drunkard father's behaviour who hardly used to go for work.  However, he used to harass his wife and extort money from her for drinks. Besides, Mallappa was reportedly torturing his wife everyday.

Mallappa actually hailed from Kerkalmadde in Badami of Bijapur district.  He belonged to Kuruba community.  He had married to Basamma 22 years ago.  Thereafter, he had come to the district in pursuit of work and was residing at Angargudde near Shimantoor in his own home along with wife and two sons.  While Manjunath is the eldest son, his second son had fled the house sometime ago.  Mallappa and Manjunath were masons by profession.

The Mulki police have registered a case in this regard.


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