Man Kills Nonagenarian Mother & Sets Her Body On Fire In Odisha’s Kandhamal

Phulbani: A man allegedly killed his 95-year-old mother and set fire to her body in their house in Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Sunday.

As per reports, the man, identified as 45-year-old Samir Nayak of Khajurisahi in Badimunda under Tikabali police limits of the district, came home in an inebriated condition late Saturday night. In the wee hours of Sunday, his neighbours detected fire in his house and rushed there.

They reportedly found Samir burning the body of his nonagenarian mother Manjula Nayak with wooden furniture in the house. They forcibly dragged him out of the house and tried to extinguish the fire.

On being informed, a team from Tikabali police station went to the village and seized the half-burnt body of Manjula. They sent the body for post-mortem and detained Samir.

According to the villagers, Samir was recently released from jail. He used to often engage in heated argument with his mother since his release. On Saturday night also they heard him arguing with Manjula at a high pitch of voice.

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