Angul: Police on Wednesday arrested a man for allegedly beating his mother to death at Ugi village under Jarpada police limits in Angul district last night after she refused to give him money to buy liquor.
Ranjan Mahar, who was on the run after killing his mother Surekha (70) last night, was arrested this morning, police said.
According to sources, Ranjan demanded money from his mother which she had received as an old-age pension in order to buy liquor. As the elderly woman refused to pay up, a scuffle ensued between the mother-son. In a fit of rage, Ranjan thrashed his mother leading to her death.
Later, Ranjan took the body to the village crematorium ground and set the pyre alight when the police, upon being informed, reached the spot. While the police seized the charred body, the accused, his wife and daughter were absconding.
The accused son has been arrested and further investigation into the matter is underway, said the sub-divisional police officer (SDPO).