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Man kills grandson; commits suicide


Pune : A 65-year-old man, entangled in a legal dispute over land, today allegedly committed suicide after killing his minor grandson here as he could not “stay away” from him, police said.

Sudhir Shah, a resident of Kondhwa area, this morning strangled his 10-year-old grandson Jinay to death and then committed suicide by jumping off his apartment, they said.

In a suicide note, Shah wrote that he was fed up of the legal battle with some of his relatives over a land dispute from quite sometime, an inspector of Kondhwa police station said.

He was deeply attached with his grandson and wrote in the note that he is taking Jinay with him as “he would not b able to stay away from him”, the officer said.

Shah used to live with his son, daughter-in-law, grandson and a granddaughter.

“Some morning walkers spotted a body lying in a pool of blood and alerted police and family. Upon reaching Shah’s residence, Jinay was found dead near the staircase of the apartment with strangulation marks around his neck,” the officer said.

Further probe into the matter was on, added police.

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