Kerala: Mother strangles teen son for ‘teasing’, sets body on fire
A 45-year-old woman on Thursday confessed to murdering her son by strangulation.
The woman was taken into custody by the Kerala police after the charred body of a 14-year-old boy was found in the premises of their house in Kollam district.
The accused Jayamol, during an argument, in a fit of anger killed her son Jeethu Job by first pushing him down in the kitchen and then strangled him with a shawl, said police. She then tried to conceal her crime by setting the body on fire.
Initially, she pretended he had gone missing. Her husband and the boy's father, Job, then filed a missing complaint with police. The police then discovered the burnt body of the boy in a rubber tree field which belonged to the family.
Her husband Job V. John told the media that she was mentally unstable and she did the extreme step after she was teased by the boy.
The last rite of the boy was conducted on Thursday evening at their local church, after the autopsy was conducted.
However, police are looking into all possible angles to see if there is more to than what she has said.