Keonjhar: An elderly man was beaten to death allegedly by his son over some trivial issue at a village under Harichandanpur police limits in Keonjhar district today. The deceased has been identified as Gopal Sahu
According to sources, the accused, identified as Madan Sahu and his father Gopal had an argument over some petty issues. The argument took an ugly turn when Madan attacked the elderly man with a spade leading to his death on the spot.
The villagers said that Madan used to have frequent arguments with his father over petty issues. In an inebriated condition, Madan returned to his house today and killed his father. Later, he dumped the body near his house.
After the matter came to the notice of the villagers, they nabbed the accused, tied him to an electric pole and gave him a sound thrashing.
Later, on intimation, local police reached the village and took the accused into custody for further interrogation in this regard.