Changanassery: In a shockin incident, a 76-year-old man was killed by his son after he refused to give him Rs 100 to buy alcohol.
Thomas Varkey (Kunjappan) of Payyipad, near Changanassery town in Kerala’s Kottayam district, was killed on September 17 night. His son Joseph Thomas (Ani, 35) has been arrested by the police.
Varkey was found dead at his house by his relatives on September 18. It was initially believed to be a natural death, and preparations were made to hold the funeral on. However, some people got suspicious and informed the police, who took the body to the Medical College Hospital for postmortem.
The accused confessed to the crime after the police questioned him based on the autopsy report. The court has remanded the accused.
Varkey’s funeral was held around 6:30 pm on September 19.