Man arrested for matricide

Anugul: A drunken youth allegedly killed his mother after she refused to give him money for buying liquor at Malisahi under Jarapada police station in Angul district yesterday. The accused son has been arrested.

Sources said the deceased Surekha Mahar was getting her old age pension for her daily family expenditure. Her son Ranjan yesterday asked her to give the pension money in an inebriated condition. As she refused to give the amount, Ranjan allegedly beat her up severely with stick. She died on the spot.

Later, the drunk son dragged her to cremation ground on the outskirts of the village and was trying to burn the body. Meanwhile, police was tipped off by the villager and they rushed to spot.

Being aware about police action, Ranjan ran away from the spot. Police chased him and captured.

A case has been registered against him. He was forwarded to court.

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