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A man was held by the police for allegedly killing his father over a dispute for a “beedi” in Assam’s Barpeta district, police said on February 23.

The incident took place at Alipur village under Kolgachia police station in Barpeta district of Assam on February 22. The deceased person was identified as 50-year-old Lalmiya who was allegedly stabbed to death by his 30-year-old son Samsul Hoque.

According to the police, the accused asked for a beedi from his father and he gave him one, but on asking his second beedi, there was a scuffle between them.

“Both were engaged argument and it turned into a fight and Samsul attacked his father by using a sharp weapon,” a police officer of Kalgachia police station said.

The police officer said that when they received the information about the incident they rushed to the spot and apprehended the accused person.

“During preliminary investigation, the accused person confessed that he committed the crime, then we recovered the weapon (khukri) which was used in the crime. Our investigation is on. The accused person told us that he asked for a beedi from his father and his father gave him one. When he again asked the second beedi his father verbally abused him. In anger he attacked his father,” the police officer added.

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