A man killed his father-in-law in Mandi Bahauddin for asking for a divorce on behalf of his daughter, the police confirmed on Sunday.
According to the police, the suspect had gotten into an argument with his wife a few days earlier after which he beat her up and kicked her out of the house.
The woman's parents took her to their house and decided to file for a divorce. The next day, when the woman's father went to the perpetrator's house to collect her things, the man attacked him with a pointed dagger-like weapon.
He managed to flee after committing the crime.
The police have shifted the body to the hospital for a post-mortem examination and have collected evidence from the crime scene.
An FIR has been registered and raids are being conducted to arrest the suspect as soon as possible.