Bengaluru: A 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his grandparents and stealing money and gold from their home in the city, police said on Wednesday.
“Praveen (21), along with his two friends Hassan Pasha and Pramod, killed his grandparents on Sunday at about 3 p.m, at their home in Ashwath Nagar (a suburb in the eastern part of the city),” Police Inspector Mehbub G. told IANS here.
The deceased, Govindan (65) and Saroja (60), were the maternal grandparents of Praveen.
The bodies were found by the police on Tuesday night after the neighbours called the police as a foul smell emanated from the house, the police officer said.
“The accused have confessed to committing the crime after they were arrested on Wednesday and interrogated by the police,” he said.
About Rs 50,000 cash, along with 220 grams of gold, was stolen by the accused from the house, he added.
“The motive of the crime appears to be monetary gain,” said Mehbub.