FATEHABAD: Police on Sunday claimed to have solved the murder mystery of a 50-year-old man who was found dead on July 27 with the arrest of his son and his accomplice. The arrested duo has admitted to killing Omkar Singh, of Buthan Kalan village, to get his life insurance claim of Rs 70 lakh to pay up debt.

The deceased's son Kuldeep (23) and his accomplice, who is an insurance agent, were arrested on Saturday and have been booked for murder.

"The two have admitted to killing Omkar on the night of July 27. Kuldeep said he made his father drink lots of liquor in their fields and then crushed him under a car. He plotted the murder to lay his hands on the Rs 70 lakh life insurance money of his father to pay debt," a police spokesperson said.

Kuldeep and his friend had taken loan to buy a piece of land but found it difficult to repay it. Initially, he tried to mislead the cops by claiming that he had accompanied his father to the fields on the day of murder but returned home alone, after leaving him there.

Police cracked the case after Omkar's neighbour complained, saying Kuldeep had borrowed his car on July 27 and returned it damaged. "Blood was also found on the car. Police took samples and matched them with those of Omkar's blood. The two matched," he added.

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