Gurugram, May 28 (IANS): In a shocking murder case reported from Gurugram, a man was allegedly killed by his brother-in-law by repeatedly striking him on the head with an iron rod, with the support of his mother, and the crime sought to be passed over as an accident, police said on Saturday.
After the murder reported from Nathupur village in DLF Phase-3 area, the accused, identified as Suraj Rai and Malti Rai, both residents of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas, have been arrested.
According to the police, information was received on Thursday that a person named Shubhankar Bhadra, who used to sell utensils, has died due to injuries caused by falling from the stairs inside his house.
Bhadra's wife told the police that she lived with her husband, her mother and her brother-in-law and his family in U-block of Nathupur.
On May 25, she had gone to a mall with her sister-in-law and nephew when she got a call that her husband had fallen down the stairs inside the house, and had been admitted to a private hospital, where he died during treatment.
An autopsy report of the deceased disclosed that the cause of death was nine injuries on his head. Consequently, an FIR under charges of murder was registered, the police said.
During the probe, a team of police station DLF Phase-3 led by Inspector Sandeep arrested the duo.
"Rai revealed that he used to invest money in the stock market, and he had suffered a loss and there was a hot argument between him and the victim on the matter. Due to this altercation, Rai killed Bhadra by hitting him on the head with a iron rod. After killing him, he and his mother misled the police and his family members. They told a concocted story that the deceased died due to injuries after falling from the stairs," the SHO said.
The iron rod used in the crime has also been recovered by the police.