- The man murdered his son allegedly over a property dispute
- The man, identified as Veera Raju, subsequently surrendered to the police
- Both Veera Raju and his son were seamen
Chilling CCTV footage from a home in the coastal city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh has emerged of a man picking up a hammer and almost in a premeditated manner hammering his 40-year-old son to death on Wednesday.
The man, identified as Veera Raju, subsequently surrendered to the police. He murdered his son allegedly over a property dispute.
The visuals from the verandah or the car-parking area of their home shows the father pacing the area as his son is seen sitting on a stool, his back to him. The man then stands behind the son and hits him on his head with a hammer.
His son is seen collapsing almost immediately.
The man continues to pace up and down the car-parking area as his son lies bleeding on the floor.
A heated argument is said to have broken out between the man and his son over property.
Both Veera Raju and his son were seamen. While the father retired from the merchant navy, the son had returned home about a week ago.
"Veera Raju killed his son Jalaraju after a heated argument took place between them over a property dispute. Veera Raju attacked his son with a hammer and murdered him on the spot," a Visakhapatnam West police officer said.
Veera Raju turned himself in, the police said. A case of murder has been registered and the man was sent to judicial remand on Thursday, the police said.
(With inputs from ANI)