Kottayam: The burnt body of an elderly woman was found at Kanakkary, here on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Chinnamma.
Her body was burnt with petrol. The police have taken her son Binuraj into custody in connection with the incident.
Petrol and a cigarette lighter have also been recovered from the spot. The police are yet to confirm if Binuraj had murdered Chinnamma.
It was Binuraj, who informed the neighbours that Chinnamma’s burnt body was lying in a plot near their house. The mother and son had family problems for a long time. Binuraj had made Chinnamma leave the house several times. It was in this situation that the police took him under custody.
The neighbours told police that they heard shouting from the house on Saturday as well. The police are questioning Binuraj. Further investigations are on.