Bipin Desai has been charged with murder, with assisted suicide in the alternative, in relation to the death of his father, Dhirajlal Desai.
A CPS spokesperson said:
“After an assessment of the evidence provided to us by the police it has been decided that Bipin Desai should face one charge of murder, with assisted suicide in the alternative, in relation to the death of his father, Dhirajlil Desai, on 26 August 2015. He will also face two charges of theft.
“Bipin Desai will next appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on 10 November 2016.
“This decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and the DPP's guidelines on cases of encouraging or assisting suicide.
“May I remind all concerned that criminal proceedings against Bipin Desai will now be commenced and of his right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”
Details of charges:
One charge of murder – victim one year of age or older
One charge of Intentionally do an act capable of encouraging / assisting the suicide of another
Two charges of theft