Thane: A 30-year-old brick kiln worker allegedly attacked his six-year-old son with a sickle and then strangled him to death in Bhiwandi here, police said on Thursday.
API D G Gautam of the Bhiwandi taluka police station said that accused Bhagwan Atmaram Jadhav was apprehended in the wee hours today after he attacked his minor son Avinash with a sickle last night leaving him seriously injured.Jadhav then strangled him.According to police, Jadhav was upset after his wife left him a few days ago over frequent quarrels.
The incident came to light when locals in Gane-Tirangapada at Bhiwandi informed the police about the attack on the boy.When police reached the spot, they found the boy dead and his father absconding.
Later, he was traced around 3 AM and arrested.
Police have charged him under section 302 of the IPC and further investigations are being carried out.