New Delhi: A teenage boy from Kolkata’s New Town allegedly set his mother on fire after quarrelling with her. The mother was rescued by the neighbours and is currently, undergoing treatment at a state-run hospital. The mother is suffering from major burns.Also Read - 'Nusrat Jahan Missing' Posters Surface in Her Lok Sabha Constituency Basirhat. Here's Why
Further, the boy has been produced before the Juvenile Justice Board. Also Read - Bengali TV Actress Pallabi Dey Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances at Kolkata Flat
“Soma Manna (40) residing in Jagatpur was doused with kerosene and set afire by her 17-year-old son on Tuesday. We have recorded her statement where she revealed that they had a quarrel before the incident,” an officer of New Town police station said. Also Read - Kolkata East-West Metro Project Further Delayed by Almost a Year. Here's Why
The locals said the woman did everything for her son, but the boy often fought with her.
In an earlier incident reported on February 10, a 27-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his wife and later setting her and their four-month-old baby boy on fire near here following an argument in Telangana.
The matter came to light after some villagers of Kondapur found two charred bodies in a plot layout and alerted the police.
Preliminary inquiry revealed that the accused had married the woman in 2015 and the couple had a baby boy. The woman has been living with her parents for the past few months after differences cropped up between them, a police release said.