80-year-old man axed to death over land dispute in Rajasthan's Kota

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Kota (Rajasthan), Mar 22 (PTI) A 62-year-old man, his wife and their son were arrested in a village here on Monday for allegedly killing an octogenarian over a land dispute, police said.

The accused allegedly attacked 80-year-old Amar Singh with an axe and stones while he was alone at home in Karnawas village under the Sarolakalan police station on Sunday afternoon, they said.

Singh was rushed to the Jhalawar district hospital, where he succumbed to injuries later in the evening, the police said.

Accused Dheeraj Singh, his wife Ummed Kanwar (55) and son Tanwar Singh (35) had illegally occupied agricultural land owned by the deceased, Sarolakalan SHO Raghuveer Singh Hada said.

They were booked under sections 302, 452 and 34 of the IPC and arrested on Monday morning, he further said.

The body of the deceased was handed over to his family members after an autopsy, the police said. PTI Corr IJT