Police investigate patricide charge
A 56-year-old man accused one of his sons of setting him on fire in his dying declaration.
The police said E. Shankar lived with his son, Vijay, while his other sons, Ramakrishnan and Ramachandran, lived nearby. On Friday, Ramakrishnan quarrelled with his inebriated father and they got into a scuffle. The next day, Shankar’s house was set on fire with him inside. He was rushed to the Kilapuk Medical College Hospital but succumbed to his burns on Saturday. The police said Shankar gave a statement implicating one of his sons.
A case has been registered and an investigation is on.