Hyderabad: 3 arrested for killing head of family

Hyderabad: The Rachakonda police on Thursday arrested K Kishan for killing his father Kishan Maruti Suthar six days ago. Kishan’s mother and sister were also arrested in the case that involved the brutal butchering the 70-year-old man, a retired railway employee.


  • The reason behind the murder conspiracy was to get pension amount of Rs 30,000 from the man
  • Family chopped the body and stuffed parts in buckets
  • Datura fruit was procured to kill him. Accused searched internet for ways to murder

Police also seized the murder weapon from the prime accused. The family had conspired to kill him and lodge a ‘missing person’ complaint in order to keep getting his pension money, police said.

According to the police, accused K Kishan alias Rahul, 40, his mother Ganga Bai, 58, and sister Prapulla, 29, together plotted the murder of Kishan Maruthi Suthar, 70, on the night of August 16 and tried to hide the body by cutting it up in parts and stuffed them in five buckets which they had bought specially for the purpose.

On Sunday morning, locals complained of foul smell in the area and saw swarms of flies coming out of a window of the small house in Doctors’ Colony in Moula Ali, and called the cops. Maruthi Suthar was allegedly killed by his son for not sharing his pension money with the family.

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Kishan is unemployed and addicted to vices, police said. After committing the murder, the three family members moved the buckets stuffed with human body parts from a front room to one at the back of the house, and sprayed it with air-fresheners to contain the odour, police said.

Maruthi Suthar, goods train driver in the Railways, had bought the house the family lived in in 2000. His other daughter lives with her husband separately. His other son parted ways with the family and left home about 10 years ago, DCP LB Nagar Sunpreet Singh said.

The family depended on Suthar’s pension to get along. A few days ago they fought over money, after which the three decided to kill him. They planned to file a ‘missing person’ report at Malkajgiri police station, to make it appear that Suthar was missing but alive, and continue to receive his pension, DCP Singh said.

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According to their plan, they mixed Datura powder in Suthar’s food on August 15. He died in his sleep. The three then dragged the body into a pooja room. They used two knives to cut up the body. Locals called the police when they saw Rahul stepping out to hire an auto rickshaw to move the buckets away.

Authored by Mohammed Hussain, mohammedhussain.reporter@gmail.com

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