Amritsar, July 4 :
Upset over his mother’s relations with a man, a teenaged boy in this Punjab city allegedly hacked her to death and later set her body on fire, police said Friday.
The boy, aged 16, used a sharp-edged weapon to commit the crime early Friday at their house near Majithia Road and brought petrol to set her body on fire. He was apprehended by police from the house later.
“He did not run away after committing the crime. We took him into custody from the same house,” a Punjab Police official said.
The teenager told police that he was upset over his mother’s relations with a man and the issue had strained relations between them. His father had died three years ago.
The accused had earlier complained to police that his father was murdered.