Jeypore: In a major development in the sensational Jeypore double murder case, police today claimed to have cracked it following the confession of the accused.
According to police, the accused, identified as Latif Rehman, confessed during interrogation that he murdered his father M K Rehman, a retired police sub-inspector, and his mother Hazina Begum for acquiring the parental property.
Latif thrashed his parents to death with an iron rod after they refused to hand over the property to him. He later staged the incident as a murder that occurred during a robbery bid.
Notably, the blood-soaked body of the elderly couple was found from their house near Jayanagar Chhak here on March 9. Following this, police initiated a probe and detained Latif for interrogation.
Cops had formed two teams to probe the incident and also seized the weapon used for murder. During, the interrogation, Latif confessed to have murdered his parents for the property, officials informed today.