A man from Maharashtra’s Thane allegedly killed his mother, 55, following a quarrel with her over her failure to provide him tasty food.
The event happened on Sunday night in Murbad taluka’s Velu village, according to an official of Thane rural police control room.
The mother used to argue frequently with her son over household matters.
On Sunday, the man again had a quarrel with his mother and complained that she did not cook and serve him tasty food, the police said quoting the FIR.
The man, in a fit of anger, allegedly attacked his mother with a sickle on her neck following which she collapsed and died, the official said.
Some persons from the neighbourhood alerted police, who rushed to the spot and sent the body to a government hospital for post-mortem.
After the incident, the accused allegedly had an overdose of sleeping pills. He was hospitalised by relatives and has not yet been arrested, the official said.
A case was registered on Monday against the accused under Indian Penal Code section 302 (murder), he said.