Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Nabarangpur, Sep 6:
In a spine-chilling incident in Nabarangpur district of Odisha, an alcoholic son allegedly slit his mother’s throat and drank her blood after she refused to give him money to drink.
The incident took place in Chandanpali village under Papadahandi police station in Nabarangpur district on Thursday. Angered by his mother’s refusal to give him money for alcohol, the 35 year-old killed his mother and then went on to drink her blood. The young man has confessed to his crime after being arrested by the police yesterday.
Rabi Jani had demanded money to drink from his 72-year-old mother Sukaldai Jani. When she refused, Rabi started beating her up severely last Thursday. Frightened and in pain, Sukaldai started screaming. Neighbours who heard her screams intervened and rescued the old woman.
Upset with his repeated attack on the aged woman, villagers had recently called a meeting and warned Rabi to stop misbehaving with his mother. After Sukal dai returned to her house yesterday, Rabi also followed her. As a quarrel broke out between them, an enraged Rabi took a sharp blade and slit his mother’s throat. Rabi has told the police that even as she was bleeding, he drank her blood too. After his madness subsided, he had planned to run away fearing retribution from villagers. But the villagers overpowered him and called the police.
“We have registered a case against Rabi and are conducting further investigation into the crime. We have sent the body for post-mortem”, said IIC Rashmi Ranjan Pradhan.
The villagers say that Rabi had killed his wife four years ago and had fled the spot. The villagers had hidden the information from police fearing ignominy. Rabi had recently returned to the village, but ended up killing his mother.