Cuttack: A woman was hacked to death allegedly by her son at Kakhadi village under Choudwar police limits in Cuttack district on Monday.
According to police, the accused youth, identified as Prakash Pradhan, killed his mother Sabi Pradhan over a suspected family dispute.
Sources said that an argument ensued between the mother-son duo over some petty issue. The argument turned violent when Prakash in a fit of rage attacked his mother with an axe leading to her death on the spot.
The youth soon after the incident fled the spot. Later, the police reached the spot and seized the body for post-mortem.
Based on the statement of other family members of the deceased, police have registered a case and launched a probe into the incident.