Thiruvananthapuram, May 31: A 36-year old IT professional in Kerala shot his NRI father dead and cut his body into small pieces and dumped them at various places.
Sherin John, who is employed in IT hub Technopark, was arrested after he confessed to have murdered his 68-year old father Joy V John last week over property.
John was living in the US for th epast three decades and visited his ancestral home near Chengannur when he was murdered.
Based on Sherin's statement, police conducted a thorough search of the area for evidences and recovered a portion of the limb, head and some other body parts.
Alappuzha District police chief B Asok Kumar said, "The recovered body parts will be sent for DNA testing and other scientific analysis. As per our preliminary investigation, property dispute between the father and son had led to the murder."
John went missing last Wednesday when he went out with Sherin to repair an air-conditioner.
As her husband and son did not return, John's wife Mariamma lodged a missing complaint with the police. Sherin confessed to the crime committed by him. He has been booked for offences including murder and destruction of evidences.