Maha: Senior citizen bludgeoned to death in Navi Mumbai flat

A 62-year-old man was Monday killed in neighbouring Navi Mumbai's Koparkhairane area after he was hit on the head with a pressure cooker, police said.

The victim's son, reportedly suffering from schizophrenia, was also inside the flat when the incident took place and was found with hand injuries and rushed to hospital, police added.

The incident happened Monday afternoon in a fifth floor flat of Krishna Tower building in Sector 14 of Koparkhairane, an official said.

"Vijaykumar Dohatre was found in a pool of blood with a head injury by neighbours who heard sounds of a scuffle from the house. A pressure cooker and a hammer were found at the spot," said Sudhakar Pathate, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-I), Navi Mumbai police.

Dohatare was declared dead on arrival by hospital authorities, while his son, who suffered injuries to the hand, is undergoing treatment, the official said.

Pathate said that prima-facie, the son's involvement is under suspicion, adding that a probe into the incident was underway.

Police has registered an offence of murder against an unidentified person, he informed.

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