Westminster Man Charged With Murdering His Father

The victim was stabbed numerous times and his body dismembered.

Westminster, Md (KM) A Westminster man has been charged with 1st-degree murder and 2nd-degree murder for the death of his father. Ravi Maganbhai Pansuriya, 29, . has been taken into custody.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says on Sunday evening, deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of Old Westminster Road for a report of a missing person. At that location, authorities were informed of a suspicious condition on Medford Road and New Windsor Pike. When they responded, deputies found a decreased man lying on the side of the roadway. He had been stabbed numerous times was dismembered.

Detectives say they were unable to identify the deceased because of the condition of his body, but believe he is the suspect’s father, 58-year-old Maganbhai Pansuriya of Westminster.

The Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on the victim’s home, and  took  his son into custody

The investigation into this incident is continuing. Anyone who has information which could help is asked to contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. They can call 410-386-5900, or e-mail Detective Devon Herold at [email protected].

By Kevin McManus