A 70-year-old man died after he was assaulted by his son at their Thane residence on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Dattaram Salaskar. Dattaram had called his brother in-law Vishnu Parab, who lives in Andheri (W) and informed him about the incident.
Following Parab's statement the Andheri police registered a murder case against Dattaram's son Shailesh, 30, and transferred the case to Rabale police station for further investigation.
According to the police, Dattaram was a retired officer from an insurance company and lived in Runwal Society in Thane (W) along with Shailesh. Shailesh was unemployed and a habitual drinker.
"Father-son had an argument around 3.30am on Monday when Shailesh hit his head with a blunt object. Dattaram managed to get out of the house and called Parab and narrated the incident," said a senior police inspector, Pradeep Gosavi.
Dattaram then took a taxi from Thane for Parab's house but he soon lost consciousness. The taxi driver panicked as Dattaram did not respond. The driver parked the cab and tried to take help of passersby.
Meanwhile, a police vehicle passed by, stopped to help the driver.
The police searched Dattaram and found a senior citizen identity card with an Andheri address.
When the police reached the Andheri residence they learnt that Dattaram's extended family lived there.
"The family member then took him to Cooper Hospital. Dattaram passed away during the series of test. He had suffered head injury," added Gosavi.
"We have registered a case against Shailesh, following the statement given by Parab. When we had contacted the Rabale police station, where Dattaram lived, we learnt that Shailesh was already arrested on Monday morning for harassing a girl," added Gosavi.