Kendrapara, July 5 (LocalWire): In a bizarre incident, a 40 -year-old man burnt alive his 70-year-old widowed mother on Thursday night over property dispute in Sailendrasarai village under Talachua marine police station in Kendrapara district . Police arrested him today.
Srikanta Ojha, the elder brother of the accused Sukadev Ojha filed an FIR at the police station and alleged that his brother picked a quarrel with his mother over property.
When their mother Muktaseni Mandal reportedly abused him, he poured kerosene over her and set her ablaze.
The accused tried to flee the village but some villagers caught him and informed the police. ‘We arrested the accused on charges of matricide.
We have sent the body to the local government hospital for autopsy,’ said the IIC of Talachua marine police station, Tapan Nayak.
Police seized a kerosene jar and booked the man under section 302 (murder) of IPC . The accused was produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) at Rajnagar.
The court rejected his bail petition and remanded him in jail custody, Nayak said.