Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate pa­t­ri­cide charge

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

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.

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