Raichur: In a shocking incident, a man killed his father, stuffed his body into a gunny bag, and buried it near a highway here, the police on Friday said.
As per the police report, seventy-year-old Shivanappa, a resident of Vadluru, was murdered by 35-year-old son Eranna due to a land dispute. Shivanappa’s land was acquired for the highway by the government. There was a dispute between Shivanappa and his son Eranna over money as the latter wanted all of it.
As the elderly man refused to part with the money, there would be frequent quarrels between the duo. On July 7, while quarreling, the accused son assaulted his father with a pipe. The victim succumbed to injury after the assault.
The accused son had then packed the body into a gunny bag, took it near his land, and buried it beside the highway. He acted normally after the incident and lodged a missing complaint with the Raichur Rural police station.
However, the family members suspected his role in the incident following which the police grilled him repeatedly on the basis of suspicion. Unable to take the pressure, the accused Eranna finally confessed to the crime by himself and surrendered.
On Thursday, the police exhumed the body and sent it for post-mortem. Further investigation into the matter is on.