By Express News Service

Police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his 67-year-old father and 27-year-old adopted sister at their home in the Katra Ghulam Ali locality in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha city late on Friday.

“The 42-year-old son Ishank Agarwal has confessed to killing his father Yogesh Chand Agarwal and Srishti, whom the latter adopted three years ago. The son said he had a dispute over property with his father, who had registered half of his property in the name of Srishti. She is the daughter of Yogesh’s brother-in-law,” Amroha Superintendent of Police Kunwar Anupam Singh told reporters on Sunday.

Yogesh Chand Agarwal was the district chief of the Amroha Vyapar Mandal and a patron of the Sewa Bharti, a wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

The police said that Ishank has established a cardboard trading business and was settled in New Delhi with his wife Mansi for the last few years. He used to come to his parental home once or twice in a week and reached Amroha on Friday morning.

Ishank lodged a complaint of a double murder at the Kotwali police station against unidentified assailants after the cremation of his father and adopted sister. He told the police that all the four in the family had dinner together around 11.30 pm on Friday and that he and his wife slept on the first floor while his father and adopted sister slept on the ground floor. He also said that neither he nor his wife could hear any voice during “the struggle his father and sister were having with unidentified killers”.

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