Rajkot: A mother decided to kill her 20-year-old son after she got fed of his daily drunken brawls in Gujarat’s Gandhidham, Times of India reported. The mother named Zarina Sheikh took the assistance of her elder son to strangle the younger son to death. After executing the plan, the duo made it seem as if it were a case of suicide. However, the postmortem blew the gaff off.

Both the culprits were arrested on Friday wherein, the mother revealed that she couldn’t take her son’s drinking brawls at home and locality anymore and decided to get rid of him at once, the newspaper reported. She added that Arif, the deceased would come drunk and create nuisance in the locality and steal from the house.

On Wednesday, the younger picked up a fight with another boy and when the mother intervened, he resorted to violence with her too. The agitated mother then grabbed his throat and choked it with a dupatta. Later, she along with her son and her brother hanged the victim from the hook of the house ceiling, TOI reported. Later, they called police up and told them that the younger son had committed suicide.

However, the post-mortem revealed that son had died to strangulation. This led the police to suspect the involvement of the son’s family members in the incident.

In an earlier incident on July 1, a woman allegedly killed her six-year-old son with a dagger in Punjab’s Bathinda district. The accused allegedly attacked her only son with a dagger while giving him a bath at home in Bhai Mati Dass Nagar, said Bathinda Station House Officer (Civil Lines) Rashpal Singh. The boy suffered injuries in the chest and abdomen and died on the spot, the SHO said.