Alcoholic son burns mother to death

April 12th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, April 12 (IANS) An alcoholic burnt his mother to death in a Chhattisgarh village after she opposed his drinking habit, police said Sunday.
Pappu alias Jivrakhan Miri, 25, burnt his 75-year-old mother Shyam Bai Friday in the Khapridih village of Janjgir district, 180 km from capital Raipur.

“It was a most brutal act. Pappu locked his mother in a small room and then set the room on fire Friday night,” Superintendent of Police Sarvesh Kumar Jha told IANS on telephone.

He said Pappu, a daily labourer, Saturday admitted to having committed the crime under the influence of liquor.

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