A Kuwaiti man has been arrested for allegedly heinously shooting down and killing his own mother-in-law in front of his wife using an AK-47 rifle over an unfortunate family dispute.

The 47-year-old accused reportedly chased down his wife and mother-in-law following a heated argument and proceeded to shoot the patriarch victim three times and killing her on the spot. The brutal husband reportedly fled the scene after committing the gruesome murder, Gulf News reported.

Members of the Research and Investigation Department of the Ahmadi Governorate were immediately alerted of the murder. The team shortly launched an investigation into the crime and managed to arrest the suspect just 15 hours after the shooting. The gunman, whose identity has been withheld, has been handed him over to the Criminal Investigation Department.

The AK-47 rifle used in the murder was reportedly dug out from a yard in Wafra in southernmost Kuwait by the investigators. The suspect told law enforcement that he was motivated to commit the murder because of a lengthy family dispute. He added that he has been in possession of the rifle since the Iraqi army was ousted from Kuwait in February 1991, Kuwait Local reported.

The investigators also found the suspect's vehicle stranded in the Wafra desert. The gunman, who was on the run after the killing, allegedly spent time at farms in Wafra asking for food and water while on the lam.

In a similar but unrelated incident, an Indian man identified as Traymbak alias "Raju Naraynkar," 54, a resident of Latur District of Maharashtra, India, has confessed to killing his 85-year-old mother-in-law, Trivenibai Sonawne, and her sister Shewantabai Sawalkar over a month ago while their other family members had gone to an adjoining village.

After law enforcement were summoned to his residence as part of the missing person investigation, Naraynkar reportedly left the home without informing anyone. The police officers who grew suspicious of Naraynkar's involvement in the crime reportedly set up teams and managed to nab the accused in Colaba, Mumbai, around 525 kilometers away from Latur, on July 10, Latin Times reported.

After Naraynkar was interrogated by the investigators, the suspect confessed to having killed the two missing women.

“The man allegedly murdered his mother-in-law Sonawne by banging her head against the wall. Sawalkar witnessed the incident and raised an alarm. The accused then strangled her,” Nikhil Pingale, Superintendent of Police (SP), said.

After brutally killing the women, Naraynkar admitted to chopping their bodies into pieces and stuffing their remains inside a sack. He then buried the duffel in a dried-up pond’s bed. However, a couple of continuous rainy days filled the pond with rainwater.

Authorities eventually retrieved the decomposing bodies of the victims after emptying the pond. Naraynkar has been booked under relevant sections of The Indian Penal Code (IPC), according to police officials.

According to Pingale, the accused reportedly committed the murders over a longstanding property dispute.

A Kuwaiti man has been arrested for allegedly shooting down and killing his mother-in-law in front of his own wife using an AK-47 rifle over a family dispute. This is a representational image. Pixabay

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