Woman refuses to buy smart phone, son sets her on fire
Kolkata: A 17-year-old boy allegedly set his mother on fire by pouring kerosene on her at Sulunguri in New Town on Monday night.
The victim was rushed to R G Kar Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition. Police have arrested her son under Sections 307 IPC (attempt to murder) and 326 IPC (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means).
The boy was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board, Bidhannagar, and was sent to a home for 14 days.
The boy lived with his mother and the father lived separately. Locals alleged that he used to mistreat his mother. Recently, he asked for a smart phone which his mother could not afford. However, he kept forcing his mother to buy him a smart phone.
On Monday night, when she strictly refused to his demand, he allegedly beat his mother.
Later, he poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.
The woman gave a statement at the hospital.