BHOPAL: A 55-year-old police sub-inspector was allegedly shot dead by his elder son over a property dispute in DD Nagar area of Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday late night.
The sub-inspector identified as Hanuman Singh Tomar, who was presently posted in Mandla district, had come home on leave to attend a family wedding.
On Tuesday night, while he was talking to his wife and younger son Bhanu after dinner, his elder son Ajay Singh Tomar (30) turned up along with his wife at the family house. Subsequently, Ajay, who lives with his wife at a separate house in Aditya Puram locality, had a heated discussion with his father over share in ancestral property and the war of words turned violent as Ajay whipped out a country made gun suddenly. He fired multiple times on cop father, who slumped on the floor after sustaining serious injuries.
When Ajay's mother and younger brother Bhanu tried to stop him, he opened fire on both of them, but the fired bullets missed the target.
Soon after the incident, Ajay fled from father's house along with wife.
The profusely bleeding cop was rushed to the Birla Hospital in Gwalior at around 12. 15 am. However, the doctors declared him dead on arrival.
According to Gwalior superintendent of police, Dr Ashish, primary investigations point towards the killing having taken place over a brawl on share in property.
"We are conducting raids since night at several places, but the alleged killer Ajay remains on the run. A case has been registered against Ajay under Section 302 of IPC," said Dr Ashish.