An ex-merchant navy sailor murdered his father by cutting his throat, he later tried to take his own life by litting off an LPG cylinder, leaving 10 policemen injured, in east Delhi's Madhu Vihar area, cops said today.

The deceased, Ravinder Matta, had disowned his son Rahul “because of bad conduct”, also got him stay away from entering the society where he lived. Rahul however managed to enter his father's apartment and murdered him.

Police tried to overpower him, he ran to the kitchen, bolted the door and opened the gas connection. When police managed to break open the door, he lit a matchstick, triggering an explosion.

Three sub-inspectors were severely injured and seven others sustained minor injuries while Rahul sustained burn injuries to his hand.

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