A 46-year-old woman has been arrested by the Palghar Rural Police on the charge of allegedly axing to death her
young son for harassing her in inebriated condition on July 30 in Nalla Sopara town.
The Waliv police under Vasai has registered an offence under section 302 of Indian Penal Code against the woman, police said on Wednesday and informed that further probe into the case was underway.
According to the complaint lodged by the boy’s father, on the night of July 30, the victim Santosh Tarela (27) came home heavily drunk and picked up a quarrel with his mother Jaya Tarela.
Enraged, the mother picked up axe in the house and hit him with it, killing him instantly.
Based on the complaint, the police arrested Jaya on Tuesday, sources added.