Shimla SP SP Soumya Sambasivan

A youth allegedly slits throats of 2 octogenarians in Shimla’s Rohru

When she came towards her cowshed, she saw Shubam pressing the jaws and ripping apart the throat of her father-in-law.

Shimla: A 22-years-old youth of Rohru Tehsil, Shimla district, Himachal Pradesh, murdered two octogenarian men on August 15, 2017, by slitting their throat with a large sickle (दराट). Earlier, the youth killed a goat too and fled the scene.

SP Shimla, Soumya Sambasivan, DSP Rohru, Madankant Sharma, and the forensic team visited the spot on Wednesday. As per the police, both murders were committed in a series by the same accused.

Police has arrested the accused, who was identified as Shubham, a resident of village Karchhari, along with the weapon and filed two separate cases of murder against him. The accused allegedly murdered the two men in two separate villages. Police could not find any relation of the first murder with the second so far.

In the first case, the youth slit the throat of Khokinder Poon in village Pokhari Danda Gayri, Bange Murat Tehsil in Rohru. The police filed a case under Sections 302 and 429 IPC.

A Nepalese laborer, Jiuthan Anchal Rapti, in a statement, told police that she along with his father and mother was seeding peas in the fields. Her grandfather, Khokinder Poon, was alone at the home (a Dhara).

At about 1.30 PM, Shubam came from his home (Dhara) towards the fields, she said. His cloths and the sickle he was holding were stained with blood. Shubham allegedly killed their goat with a sickle and ran away towards Karchhar, she said.

After a while, a villager informed them that someone had killed Khokinder.

In the second case, the youth allegedly murdered another elderly man in village Tahtoli in the same region (Rohru).

Sharmila Devi alleged that at about 5.45 PM her father-in- law, Jobnu Ram, went towards the toilet. When she came towards her cowshed, she saw Shubam pressing the jaws and ripping apart the throat of her father-in-law.

The police filed a case under Section 302 IPC. Further investigation is in progress, said police.

Inspector Narender Singh, SHO, Police Station Rohru, is investigating the cases.

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