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Maharashtra: 40-year-old man undergoing treatment for mental illness kills his mother in Latur

Updated on: 21 February,2024 06:43 PM IST  |  Latur
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A 40-year-old man, who had been under going treatment for his mental illness, hit his mother with a stick leading to her death in Latur district of Maharashtra

Maharashtra: 40-year-old man undergoing treatment for mental illness kills his mother in Latur

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A 40-year-old man, who had been undergoing treatment for his mental illness, allegedly killed his mother in Latur district of Maharashtra, a police official said on Wednesday, reported the PTI.

His 69-year-old mother was reportedly killed by her son, who has been under treatment for mental health issues for the past 12 years, the official said, according to the PTI.

The incident took place at Valmiki Nagar in the MIDC area on Tuesday afternoon, he said.

The man identified as Poonamchandra Kandale allegedly hit his mother Prabhavati Kandale with a stick on the head when she went to his room with food, resulting in her death, the official.

Assistant inspector Shivaji Devkate said that the man lives with mental health issues and has been under treatment since the year 2011.

"We have kept him in the hospital on medical advice and informed the court," Shivaji Devkate said.

Further investigations were underway, he said.

Meanwhile, in an a other incident, a 46-year-old man allegedly attempted to set his wife and two children on fire in his house in Nagpur district of Maharashtra over a domestic dispute by trying to cause a gas cylinder explosion, the police said on Tuesday, the PTI reported.

The timely intervention of family members avoided a potential tragedy, the police said.

The accused held his son (14 years), daughter (8 years), and 40-year-old wife hostage inside a room at his house in Koradi area on Monday and tried to set a gas cylinder on fire, an official said, as per the PTI.

According to the PTI, a potential tragedy was averted as other members of the family rushed in in time and overpowered him, who had removed the pipe of the gas cylinder and tried to light a match, as per the FIR, the police said.

He was arrested under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance), and 506(2) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, the official said.

Further investigation in the case is underway, he said.

(with PTI inputs)

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