Cuttack: Markat Nagar police arrested a youth on Monday for killing his father by setting on fire in sector – 6 area of CDA here for not giving money the accused had asked.
The shocking incident took place on Sunday. And the youth was arrested after his mother lodged a complaint with Markat Nagar police yesterday.
As per the complaint, the accused, identified as Santosh Sahu, asked his father Muralidhar Sahu, a staff of the Orissa High Court, to give him Rs 15 lakh on the fateful day, to which the latter denied.
Angry over it, the accused took out petrol from a scooter and set fire pouring the fuel on Muralidhar.
The shocked family members called up the fire office. The fire personnel rescued the victim and admitted him to a private hospital in the area.
However, the victim succumbed to his burn injuries yesterday morning while undergoing treatment. Later, the wife of the deceased lodged a police complaint against her son and police arrested the accused.