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Delhi: Youth allegedly kills his mother for not divorcing father

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 December 2020, 11:23 IST

In a shocking incident reported from Delhi, a 17-year-old boy allegedly murdered his mother for not getting a divorce from his father. The juvenile has now been taken into police custody.

According to the preliminary investigation, the father of the accused had filed for divorce but his mother was not willing to accept it. The boy became further angry after his friends started mocking him as his father sought the divorce.

The boy has been sent to a juvenile detention center after he was produced before a court. The victim was living in elhi along with her other younger son and daughter.

"The woman separated from her husband around three years ago and their divorce case is pending in the court as the woman refused to accept it. The victim's eldest son was staying with his father. In her statement to police, the woman's daughter said his elder brother thought that their mother was the reason for their divorce. The accused had threatened to murder his mother several times in front of his siblings if she did not agree to accept the divorce," the report quoted a police officer as saying.

The incident happened on 30th November when the accused visited his mother late at night and asked for food.

While eating, the accused tried to remove stains from his clothes when his mother saw a knife hidden in his jacket. When she asked about it, the accused told her that it was for his friend, police said.

Later, the accused asked her to drop him home citing late hours and she agreed. The woman left home at around 12.40 am with her son but did not return. The woman's dead body was recovered from under a pile of bricks close to her residence on 1st December. Police later identified the body with the help of local residents and notified her daughter.

The victim's daughter tried to call his brother but his phone was switched off. Police with the help of local informers nabbed the accused on Wednesday. In the time of interrogation, the accused told police that he was angry that his mother was not giving divorce to his father and his friends were making fun of him over the issue.

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First published: 3 December 2020, 11:23 IST