Varanasi: A 65-year-old man, Buddhiram, was brutally murdered by his two sons over a property dispute in Dubari area under Madhuban police station in Mau district on late Friday night.
The accused sons, Bhupendra and Akhilesh, also injured their elder brother Rajendra, uncle Bhola and cousin brother Subhash. Madhuban circle officer Amit Kumar said that both the accused had been arrested after an FIR was lodged in this connection.
Police said that Buddhiram lived with his eldest son Rajendra, while Bhupendra and Akhilesh lived separately since they had differences with their father and eldest brother. Recently, Buddhiram had sold a piece of land, and Bhupendra and Akhilesh were seeking their share of the money received from selling the land. As the duo suspected that Buddhiram had given all the money to Rajendra, they had been quarrelling for the past few days.
As per reports, Bhupendra and Akhilesh reached Buddhiram’s place, and after a heated argument, the duo attacked their father with a sharp-edged weapon. When Rajendra, Bhola and Subhash tried to save Buddhiram, they were also attacked.
On getting information, police reached the spot and rushed the injured persons to the district hospital where doctors declared Buddhiram as brought dead. Subhash’s condition was stated to be critical, and he was referred to Varanasi, said police.
Bhupendra and Akhilesh were arrested, the weapons used in killing Buddhiram were also recovered.