Hyderabad: Enraged over their son’s addiction to liquor and constant harassment, an elderly couple in Telangana’s Khammam district allegedly got him killed by hiring contract killers.
According to police, the couple hatched a plot with their relative to kill their son as they were frustrated with his addiction to alcohol and abusive behaviour.
On October 18, the 26-year-old man was taken to a liquor party in the neighbouring Nalgonda district by his uncle, where he was served alcohol and then strangled to death using a rope by the gang, they said on Wednesday.
His body was then dumped in the Musi river in the Suryapet district, which was found the next day.
The parents of the victim turned up to claim the body only after 10 days, they added.
However, the investigation began as to why the parents did not complain to the police about their missing son.
During the probe, a vehicle also provided key information.
After being questioned, the parents confessed to the crime, police said, adding that they were arrested on October 30 along with his uncle.