Man sets mother on fire after smashing her head in quarrel


ODISHA, January 5, 2018: A man allegedly set afire his 55-year-old mother on Friday evening in Malkangiri district after smashing her head with a stone following an altercation.

Malkangiri SP Jagmohan Meena said 30-year-old Tapas Mandal, a Bengali, had an altercation with his mother Gita Mandal in MPV-55 village under Motu police station area after which he smashed her head with a stone. Mandal then reportedly poured kerosene over his mother and set her afire. The woman died immediately.

Police reached the spot and recovered the bones and ashes of the burnt body. The accused is absconding, they said.

Police said Tapas was a drunkard and used to abuse his family members regularly. His wife had recently left him due to his behaviour.

Source: Hindustan Times