A 17-year-old boy in Mathura (UP) was arrested on Wednesday (October 28) for killing his father in a fit of rage. The police checked his mobile phone and found that he had watched Crime Patrol over a 100 times. The police suspected that the boy took cues from the TV series to destroy evidence.
According to reports, the boy killed his father Manoj Mishra (42) on May 2 because the latter scolded him.
The boy hit his father head with an iron rod, when the latter fainted, the boy strangled him with a piece of cloth.
The same night, the boy with the help of his mother, carried the body on his scooty to a forest area, about five kilometres away, and burnt it with petrol and a toilet cleaner to destroy the identity.
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On May 3, police found the partially burnt body that remained unidentified for almost three weeks as no missing persons report was filed in any police station.
Mathura Superintendent of Police (city) Udai Shanker Singh said that whenever police called Manoj’s son for questioning, he would evade coming and would instead ask the police under what provisions of the law were they trying to interrogate him.
The family, finally, lodged a missing persons complaint on May 27 under pressure from ISKCON officials since Manoj Mishra worked there as a donation collector. The victim’s colleagues at ISKCON said that they did not doubt his prolonged absence since Manoj often used to travel to preach the Bhagavad Gita.
Some of Manoj’s colleagues identified his body from his spectacles. The police arrested the boy and his mother Sangeeta Mishra (39). They have been booked for murder and destruction of evidence.
The boy has an 11-year-old sister, who has been handed over to the grandparents.