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.

Further, the boy has been produced before the Juvenile Justice Board.

“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.

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.