Kasargod, September 19: A terrifying incident, in which an old lady was allegedly murdered by her son, daughter-in-law and grandson at Bedadka.
The victim is identified as Ammalu Amma (65). Crew of Police led by Kasargod DSP Ranjith have taken the three accused into custody.
The accused have been identified as Perladka Jeppinadka residents Kamalaksha (47), his wife Ambika (40) and their son Sharath (20). Sharath is a BSc (computer science) student.
Ammalu Amma was working in a quarry. Her body was found clinging in her house on Wednesday September 17th and it was initially believed to be a case of suicide. However, her relatives and locals expressed suspicions about the cause of death and after post-mortem at Periyaram Medical College Hospital, it was apparent that Ammalu was murdered.
The post-mortem report stated that she was strangled to death. When her son, daughter-in-law and grandson were probed by the police, the truth unveiled.
Cops revealed that property dispute led to the murder of the old woman.
It is learnt that Ammalu Amma was strangled to death by Ambika on Tuesday September 16th night when she was sleeping. Kamalaksha and Sharath allegedly hung the body to make it appear to be a suicide. The accused confessed to their crime during interrogation, police sources said.
Kamalaksha, the only son of Ammalu Amma, had reportedly sold his mother’s property bought another property. The house was bought in the name of daughter-in-law and the land was registered in the son’s name.
It is gathered that frequent quarrels took place in the house as Ammalu Amma was forcing them to transfer the ownership of the house in her name this made her son and wife allegedly decided to eradicate her.