The Rajamangalam police have arrested a 45-year-old man on the charge of killing his 85-year-old father by setting him on fire over a dispute on sharing of property.
According to the police, Thulasiraman, 85, had retired from Binny Mills and lived with his wife Sulochana, 70 in Kolathur. The couple had three sons.
His youngest son Narasimman had frequent quarrels with him over sharing of property.
On Thursday, Thulasiraman was alone at his portion of house. Angered over his father’s refusal to share the property, Narasimman tied his father’s hands and arms with a rope and gagged him.
He then poured petrol him and set fire to him.
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