Two weeks after a man was found dead and his wife injured in their flat at Kalyan in Maharashtra’s Thane district, police have arrested their son for their murder over a domestic dispute, an official said on Friday. The accused Lokesh Baneria, 27, was arrested on Thursday and produced before a local court, which remanded him in police custody for two days, inspector Pradip Patil of Mahatma Phule police station said.
“On December 10, the couple, identified as 58-year-old Pramod Baneria, a retired motorman with the railways, and his wife Kusum, 52, were found lying in a pool of blood, while Lokesh was found in an injured condition,” he said. Lokesh called an ambulance by sending a message to the watchman.
The watchman alerted their neighbours, who rushed to the flat and found Lokesh and his mother injured, while his father lying in a pool of blood, he said, adding that the neighbours alerted the police, who took Lokesh and his mother and son to a hospital.