Dad ‘rapes daughter-in-law and shoots son dead after being confronted’

A man allegedly shot dead his elder son after he accused him of raping his daughter-in-law.

The victim’s wife, who married her husband a year ago, was left home alone on November 25 while he and other relatives attended a wedding.

Her father-in-law, a 56-year-old man, was also at the house in the city of Moradabad, India – where he allegedly raped the woman.

She told police she brought up the alleged rape with her husband, who then confronted his dad.

He threatened to lodge a police complaint and a heated argument ensued, the Times of India reported.

Her husband’s younger brother joined in and took his dad's side.

In a fit of rage, he then allegedly took out a revolver and shot the elder son, who was later pronounced dead.

The victim’s dad has since been arrested and charged on suspicion of rape and murder, police have said.

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In a statement, Superintendent Amit Kumar Anand confirmed: "An FIR [first information request] has been registered against the father and his younger son under IPC sections 302 (murder), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and 376 (rape) on the complaint of victim’s wife.

"The younger brother of the deceased is absconding along with the main accused.

"The complainant will be sent for medical examination as she alleged that she was sexually assaulted.

"This is a sensitive matter and we are investigating all the aspects.

"The statements of the tenant, victim’s mother and others will be recorded and verified."

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