Irinjalakuda: In a bizarre incident, a youth set his mother ablaze after pouring kerosene on her for not heating up his tea.
Irinjalakuda police nabbed Vishnu (24), a native of West Combara in connection with the incident. Leela (53), mother of Vishnu sustained 50 percent burns and was admitted to Thrissur Medical College. A murder attempt case was filed against Vishnu.
The incident happened around 11 am on Monday. According to police, Leela refusing to heat up his tea provoked Vishnu to commit the heinous act.
Vishu had met with a bike accident six months ago. He was seriously injured and had lost sight in one eye. Leela with the money she earned from working as a daily labourer and with financial help from local residents provided him the treatment and brought him back to life.
According to the local residents, Vishu is a drug addict and used to beat his mother every day. He was remanded by the court.