Drunk Son Kills 70-Year-Old Mother

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Angul: A 45-year-old man was arrested today from Malisahi village under Jarapada police station jurisdiction on the charge of committing the murder of his 70-year-old mother.

The assailant Ranjan Mahar to death had allegedly beaten to death his mother Surekha Mahar in an inebriated. Police had made a seizure of the body from cremation ground and sent it for post mortem.

The accused Ranjan returned home drunk and was locked in verbal duel with his mother. As the woman rebuked him for perpetrating alcoholic nuisance, Ranjan picked up a stick and hit her on head which turned fatal. The tragic incident had occurred on Monday, police said today.

The assailant has been arrested and confessed to the crime. He has been booked under Indian Penal Code Section-302 (murder) and will be later forwarded to court on Wednesday, police said.

Alcoholism had become rampant in hamlets predominantly inhabited tribal people. The alcoholic habits of male earning members are breaking up the families. Alcohol-induced violence is being reported at regular intervals across the district. Police are trying to involve civil society groups for sensitizing people to give up liquor addiction, police officials concluded.

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