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  • A man in India, 28, slashed his grandmother with a blade and hit her with a hammer following an argument over a loan
  • The man, who claimed his grandmother was injured in a fall, watched TV as the 70-year-old victim bled to death
  • Police registered a case against the man and arrested him

A 28-year-old man in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu attacked his grandmother and watched television as the elderly victim bled to death, according to reports.

The assailant, identified as Sathish, got into an argument with his grandmother Visalakshi Tuesday, the newspaper the Times of India reported.

Visalakshi, who lived in Chennai's Korukkupet neighborhood, had asked his nephew to return a 100,000-rupee ($1,240) loan from Amudha, Visalakshi's daughter and Sathish's mother.

Sathish, angered by the request, slashed Visalakshi with a blade and hit her with a hammer, according to the report.

A neighbor came to ask about the noise, and Sathish allegedly blamed it on the TV and said his grandmother was out. He then locked the home and watched TV as Visalakshi lay injured.

Sathish later called Amudha and claimed his grandmother was injured in a fall.

Visalakshi was taken to a government hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival.

Sathish was reportedly still watching TV in a drunken stupor when authorities arrived at his grandmother's home.

Police registered a case against Sathish and arrested him. They seized the blade and hammer allegedly used to kill Visalakshi.

Sathish was remanded in judicial custody Tuesday.

Before the incident, Visalakshi allegedly pressed Sathish and Amudha to return the loan, used to build a new house four years ago.

She had abused his daughter and grandson several times after the payment was delayed, according to police.

In a similar story, a woman in India killed her 70-year-old grandmother so she could sell the victim's jewelry and pay off an online loan.

Gauri Dange, 24, was arrested after her grandmother Sulochana Dange was found dead at the latter's home in the western city of Pune on Sept. 13.

Loan app executives hounded Gauri to pay a $180 loan before the killing, authorities said.

Gauri, who panicked when the executives threatened her, murdered Sulochana.

Shen then sold a gold chain and a pair of gold earrings that belonged to the victim and used the money to repay her loan.

Gauri attempted to make it seem like two burglars killed Sulochana, police said.

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