Job loss, property greed: Man kills brother in Haryana’s Panchkula

The accused had lost his job due to Covid-19 pandemic and there were domestic tensions at his home including those related to money.

A29-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his brother in Haryana’s Panchkula area. The accused had lost his job due to Covid-19 pandemic and there were domestic tensions at his home including those related to money, according to a report published in The Indian Express.

The accused, Satnam Singh, shot dead his younger brother Ajit, 26, with his licensed double-barrelled gun at Chunabhatti village in Chandimandir area on Saturday. The police also said that the accused was under the influence of alcohol. He also took to Facebook and made a video confessing the crime.

Satnam was arrested on Sunday and has confessed to the crime, the police said. “The interrogation has revealed that the whole incident was probably a heat-of-the-moment crime. The accused was inebriated and lost his temper. The family had several issues which led to this. Both were unemployed, there were domestic tensions, including those related to money. The accused had wanted that whatever meager property they had be divided. He wanted a house for himself,” ACP Raj Kumar told The Indian Express.

The FIR states that the brothers had lost their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic which had led to discord at home. Satnam used to be an ATM security guard. He had a licensed gun which was issued to him in 2015 and it was this weapon he used to kill his brother.

“He had only two rounds with which he shot his brother — one in the head and another in the back,” said Inspector Arvind Singh, SHO of Chandimandir Police station and investigating officer of the case told The Indian Express.

The murder was witnessed by the mother of the two. She alerted her husband sitting in the next house and they rushed Ajit to the hospital. However, he was declared dead on arrival.

“It was around 9 pm on Saturday when Satnam had come home drunk. Ajit had asked him not to drink. Both left home after that. Satnam returned after an hour and locked his room from inside. As he is quite aggressive, I bolted his door from outside, but let him out on his repeated requests. After returning home, Ajit lay down on the bed around midnight, when Satnam suddenly brought out his gun and shot Ajit,” she told The Indian Express.

Satnam has been booked under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 25 of the Arms Act.

Source: India Today


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