In a troubling incident, a young man who was allegedly drunk, killed his own mother and injured his sister with a cricket bat in Hyderabad, angered by the delay in food being served to him.
The police said that the incident occurred in Nandinagar in Banjara Hills on Monday but came to light on Thursday after 55-year-old N Sakkubai succumbed to her injures at a local hospital in the city.
According to the police, N. Gopi returned home late on Monday night in an inebriated condition. After serving him the food, Sakkubai, who works as a domestic help, went to sleep. He tried to wake her up for more rice. His sister Rani served him the rice. When he wanted rice for the third time, Rani asked him to go to kitchen and take it.
Angered by this, the police said that he hit his sister with a cricket bat. Hearing her screams, Sakkubai woke up and tried to intervene. Gopi also hit his mother on her head with the same bat, causing grievous injuries.
The neighbours shifted the mother and daughter to a hospital, where Sakkubai died on Thursday. The condition of Rani is stated to be critical.
The police are probing the role of Gopi's wife Jyothi who was present in the house during the incident but immediately afterward left for her parents' house. The police are also looking at any other motive that Gopi might have had or any other issues of contention within the family, which may have led to the violent outburst against his mother and sister.
The police have arrested Gopi and registered a case. He was presented in front of a magistrate at a local court and sent to remand. Further details would be revealed after an investigation, the police said.