In a shocking incident, an 80-year-old retired chief accountant of a sugar factory was hacked to death allegedly by his nephew and two sons -- who were adopted by him -- in a bid to own his property worth Rs1 crore at Anjangaon in Baramati taluka, about 110 km away from Pune.
The deceased has been identified as Anandrao Bhikaji Parkale. The Baramati police have arrested three persons Anil Balwant Parkale, his sons Anil and Amit on Sunday night from their house in the village. According to the police, after retiring from the sugar factory, Anandrao sold his bungalow in Phaltan and built a new bungalow in the village. As he did not have children, he adopted the three, his nephew and the two sons.
“Anandrao had 10 acre lands, Rs22 lakh cash and 20 tola gold ornaments. After coming to know this, his nephew Anil along with his two sons hatched a plan to murder him. On Saturday night the trio entered into his house and hacked him to death,” assistant police inspector S Gaja of Baramati police station said.
On Sunday morning when the neighbours visited Anandrao’s house, they saw him lying on a sofa. Gaja further said, “The suspects Anil, Amit and Anil feigned innocence and even rushed Anandrao to the hospital. The villagers first thought that Anandrao might have died naturally, but the doctor confirmed that he was assaulted by sharp edge weapons.”
“During interrogation, we found discrepancies in their statements, and finally the suspects confessed to their crime,” the Baramati police said.