New Delhi, Mar 31: A 17-year-old boy allegedly killed his father after a heated argument over the latter abusing his wife in an inebriated state in outer Delhi's Samaypur Badli area, police said today.
The boy was apprehended after the incident. During interrogation, he told police that he took the step to save his mother, a police official said.
"The boy has been sent to a correction home after being produced before a juvenile justice board," DCP (Outer) Vikramjit Singh said.
According to police, the incident took place on Monday afternoon when the boy's father returned home in an inebriated state and started abusing his mother.
Soon, the boy intervened and entered into a heated argument with his father, which soon turned into a scuffle. The boy then allegedly fetched a stone and started hitting his father with it in front of his mother, who raised an alarm.
Soon, locals informed the police and the man was rushed to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead. During interrogation, the boy told police that his father was an alcoholic and often used to abuse and assault his mother. He claimed to have taken the step to save his mother, an official said.