An elderly couple was on Saturday hacked to death allegedly by their son after they refused to give him money in Musajhag area here.

Ram Chandra Sharma (65) and his wife Brahma Devi (60) were killed by their son Naresh Sharma in Simiria village in the wee hours, Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar said. Naresh tried to secretly cremate the bodies, but some villagers reached the spot.

“He fled along with his family after villagers reached there,” the SP said.

Ram Chandra had recently sold his land for Rs 1.5 lakh. “Naresh was demanding his share, but Ram Chandra had refused,” he said. -- PTI