Thane, Apr 10 UNI | 4 months ago

A 30-year-old brick kiln worker from Bhiwandi has been arrested by the Thane district rural police in early today for allegedly strangulating to death his six-year-old son.

API D G Gautam of the Bhiwandi taluka police station said today accused Bhagwan Atmaram Jadhav lived with his wife and son in the Gane-Tirangapada of Bhiwandi taluka.

The couple had frequent quarrels over several issues and as a result of the quarrel the wife abandoned the husband and went away some days ago.

Annoyed over the act of his wife abandoning him, the accused was irritated and at about 2100 hrs yesterday he first attacked his son Avinash with a sickle and when the child did not die he strangulated him to death, the police said.

The police traced and arrested the father who had fled the scene.

They have sent the body for a post-mortem.

(Posted on 10-04-2014)