According to reports the incident took place on the eve of Mother’s Day when the accused, Daya Ram (35), picked up a fight with his mother Gulaabi Bai (65) over the latter’s decision to transfer property in the name of her elder son.
“When Daya Ram’s father died some months ago, his elder brother had paid for all the expenses in the post death ceremonies. Thus, the mother Gulaabi Bai for whom the affection was more for the elder son, had recently transferred the registration papers of the house to the elder son. This was the reason of dispute since the younger son Daya Ram was annoyed with all this,” said Bhanwar Singh, station house officer, Hathonia police station on Sunday.
While both were into a heated exchange of words, the accused sat for boozing. “At 9 pm, when he was in an inebriated condition, he strangulated his mother to death,” Singh added.
Soon after, the people in the neighbourhood who were already hearing their loud conversation, heard a screaming voice and expecting the worst, they entered the house of the elderly lady. After seeing her lying on the floor, police and doctors were informed.
“We took her to the hospital where she was declared brought dead. Since the accused was under an inebriated condition he did not attempt to flee and was arrested by our team,” Singh added.
Daya Ram has a seven-year old son and the villagers are trying to ensure that he is taken care well since Daya Ram’s wife had died two years ago.
On Sunday, Daya Ram was brought to the funeral ceremony of his mother.