Erode: A man has been arrested for allegedly
murdering his 90-year-old mother-in-law who refused to vacate a premises she was living in so that two-wheelers could be parked there during the consecration at a nearby temple.
Ponnusamy, who was arrested yesterday, admitted to setting
fire to a thatched hut in Kasipilapalayam near Perundurai, in
which his mother-in-law was charred to death, police said.
They said the villagers of the area had approached
Ponnusamy some days ago to allow them to park their two
wheelers in the space where the hut was located on the day the
consecration was to be performed at a nearby temple.
Though Ponnusamy agreed, his mother-in-law, who was living
in the hut for more than 20 years, refused to move out, police
Investigating the fire on a complaint from Ponnusamy`s
wife, the daughter of the deceased, police arrested Ponnusamy
on suspicion and said he had confessed to the crime.