Updated March 24th, 2024 at 10:22 IST

UP Shocker: Teen Hires 3 Shooters to Kill Father. This Is What Happens Next

Businessman Mohammed Naeem (50) was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in the Patti area here on Thursday

Reported by: Srinwanti Das
Police have sent the arrested shooters to jail while the minor has been admitted to the juvenile centre | Image:Freepik
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Pratapgarh: A 16-year-old boy who hired three shooters to kill his father has been apprehended, police here said on Saturday.

Businessman Mohammed Naeem (50) was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in the Patti area here on Thursday, they said.

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The three attackers - Piyush Pal, Shubham Soni and Priyanshu - have been arrested, Additional Superintendent of Police Durgesh Kumar Singh said During interrogation, the accused informed police that they were allegedly hired by Naeem’s son for the crime, police said.

"The minor told us that he hired the arrested shooters to murder his father and promised to pay them Rs 6 Lakh. He paid Rs 1.5 lakh in advance with an assurance that he will pay the remaining amount once they kill his father," the officer said.

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According to police, the minor was angry with his father because he didn't give him enough money.

"The minor said that he often used to steal money from the shop or jewellery from the house to fulfil his wishes. He had planned to get his father killed even in the past but failed," the officer said.

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Police have sent the arrested shooters to jail while the minor has been admitted to the juvenile centre.

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Published March 24th, 2024 at 10:22 IST