‘Mentally ill’ son kills father

June 17th, 2008 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, June 16 (IANS) The Punjab police Monday arrested a “mentally ill” youth in Moga town for allegedly clubbing his father to death. The police said that following an argument, Arshdeep Wadhwa, 25, hit his father R.C. Wadhwa with a cricket stump in his house in Moga, 250 km from here, and kept hitting till the victim was dead.

The father was working as a technician in a government hospital.

The youth, who lost his mother two years back, was “mentally ill”, neighbours told the police. They said that two years back, his father had recalled him from a dental degree course (BDS), which he was pursuing in Pune, after he became “mentally ill”.

Police officials said the youth was booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

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