Cuttack: Greed for money drove a youth to kill his father by setting the latter on fire in CDA Sector-6 area of Odisha’s Cuttack city.
While the shocking incident took place on Sunday, the youth was arrested yesterday after his mother lodged a complaint with Markat Nagar police.
As per the complaint, Santosh Sahu, the accused, had on the fateful day asked his father Muralidhar Sahu, a staff of the Orissa High Court, to give him Rs 15 lakh.
After his father refused to give him the amount, Santosh took out petrol from a scooter and poured the fuel on Muralidhar. He later set his father ablaze.
On being informed, Fire personnel reached the spot, rescued the victim and admitted him to a private hospital in the area.
However, he succumbed to his burn injuries while undergoing treatment yesterday morning. Following the death, the wife of the deceased lodged a police complaint against her son, on the basis of which he was arrested.