Barrackpore, Oct 16: A 60-year-old beggar was allegedly killed by her son at a rural village in West Bengal police said.
The crime happened late last night yesterday when 30-year-old Satyagopal Roy bludgeoned his widowed mother Nilima Roy, who eked out her living by begging, just for few rupees.
Police said Roy struck his mother to death when she failed to give money to her son at their Basudebpur residence under Belgharia police station in North 24 Pargana.
The son was arrested.
Angry locals incidentally beat Satyagopal and handed him over to the police. A murder case was registered against Satyagopal, police said.