Nayagarh: A woman allegedly killed her mentally unsound son by attacking him with a sharp weapon Tuesday afternoon at Nahakapada village under Daspalla police limits in Nayagarh.
According to a source, the accused mother was identified as Sara Behera and the deceased son as Basant from Nahakapada village in the district. Sara was often being humiliated by her son. Uncomfortable with his behaviour and being unable to bear the harassment made by the mentally unsound youth, Sara decided to kill him, a neighbour of the woman said.
Basant succumbed to grievous injuries on the spot, the source added.
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On being informed, Daspalla police reached the house in Nahakapada village. Police sent Basant’s body to a nearby community health centre (CHC) for postmortem.
Police have detained Sara and her husband for interrogation. During primary investigation, the accused mother admitted her crime, Daspalla police station IIC Jayprakash Parida informed.