Man murders grandparents in Kathua, held

Man murders grandparents in Kathua, held

Police today said they have arrested a man who stabbed to death his grandparents in Kathua.

Police said that Sahil alias Sonu son of Darshan Kumarresident of ward number 1 in Kathua allegedly has some mental illness due towhich he attacked his 75 year old grandmother Sanjogta.

"When Sahil was allegedly stabbing his grandmother, Chan Ram(82) – grandfather of the accused tried to save her. The accused personallegedly attacked him as well and stabbed him in the abdomen wounding himcritically," said the police, quoting eyewitnesses.

Both the elderly persons succumbed to their critical wounds,added the police. A police team led by SSP Kathua Shridhar Patil rushed to thespot and they started investigation.

Police have seized the weapon of offence and arrested theaccused person.

A case under FIR number 226 of 2019 under section 302 of RPCat police station Kathua has been registered and further investigation is on.Meanwhile, bodies of the grandparents have been shifted to the hospital forpostmortem and other legal formalities.

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