Ex-minister ‘strangled’, father-in-law of son booked

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A 75-year-old BJP chief and former minister Atmaram Tomar was allegedly strangled by two males at his home in Baghpat district’s Baraut city Thursday night. An FIR has been registered in opposition to the father-in-law of Atmaram’s elder son Satya Pratap, a health care provider in Meerut.

In the FIR, Satya Pratap alleged {that a} cash dispute between his father and father-in-law could possibly be the motive behind the homicide.

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The BJP chief had been living alone in the home since his spouse’s demise, stated police. His youthful son lives within the US.

CCTV footage within the space confirmed two males coming into the home on Bijraul street and exiting it an hour later, stated police.

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As per the FIR, Satya Pratap couldn’t speak to his father Thursday night time and the subsequent morning. Later, a household good friend was despatched to the home, and he discovered Atmaram’s room locked from outdoors.

“We broke open the door and found the body on the bed. It seems that he was strangled to death with a towel. No other thing was found missing from the room,” stated Baghpat SP Neeraj Jadaun.

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Atmaram served because the vice chairman (a minister of state rank) of the Ganna Sansthan in 1997 and was the principal of the JV Inter College in Baraut.

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