Malkangiri: Crossing all limits of barbarism, a man allegedly set his mother on fire leading to her death at MPV-55 village under Motu police limits in Odisha’s Malkangiri district today.
According to reports, Tapas Mandal, the accused, had a minor altercation with his mother Gita Mandal this evening following which he thrashed her on village road with a stone.
The incident turned further ugly as he poured kerosene over his mother and torched her on road. He absconded after committing the crime.
On being informed, police reached the spot and started investigation. Bones and ashes of the body have been recovered by the cops. Efforts were on to trace and nab the accused.
Sources said, Tapas used to return home after consuming liquor on regular basis and scold his family members. His wife had recently left him for his unbearable behaviour, sources added.