Kolkata: A civic volunteer was arrested on Sunday for allegedly beating his mother to death in West Bengal's Hoogly district, police said.
"Rabin Kundu, a resident of Hoogly district's Arambag was arrested for allegedly beating his septuagenarian mother to death today morning. He will be produced before the court tomorrow (Monday)," an officer from Arambag Police Station said.
Kundu allegedly attacked his mother with a wooden stick after the woman had an altercation with one of their relatives, police said.
According to eye witnesses, Kundu's mother had a verbal spat with his aunt over some family issues, which irritated the youth.
After his aunt left, he attacked his mother with a stick, beating her repeatedly and the old woman became senseless, a neighbour said.
The injured woman was then taken to Arambag sub-divisional hospital where she was declared brought dead.
"It was a shocking incident. We handed him over to the police," the neighbour said.