Bangaon, Sep 20 (UNI) A man has allegedly assaulted and attempted to kill his 90-year-old mother for refusing to hand over her pension money here at Ratepara under Bangaon police station in North 24 Parganas.
A fire brigade personnel Sirajul Mandal received serious burn injuries when the accused Swapan Chakrabarty of Khairamari area poured hot water on him yesterday. Police Inspector in charge of Bangaon Police Station Sanjib Chattopadhyay also received minor injures, police sources informed.
The accused has been arrested last night with the help of fire brigade personnel, who rushed to the spot when informed that the accused had set a room on fire in the locality.
Describing the incident yesterday evening, police said the accused along with his mother Labanyaprabha Devi went to his sister's house at Ratepara in response to his sister Anjali's call to settle the matter amicably.
However, Swapan was not interested and rather ended up assaulting his sister and mother with a sharp weapon and setting fire to their first floor room.
Achintya, the brother-in-law, soon raised an alarm and informed the police, who made an attempt to overpower Swapan.
Fire brigade personnel doused the fire and captured him and handed him over to the police.
The mother was late