Andhra Pradesh: Drunkard sets hut on fire to kill parents

Rajahmundry: A man, under the influence of liquor, tried to kill his elderly parents on Saturday night by setting their thatched house on fire as they refused to give him money he asked to have liquor at Komarapuram village of Rajavom-mangi mandal in East Godavari.

According to villagers, the couple Nukaraju and Nukalamma were living in a thatched house at Komarapuram village for some time. The man, Tatarao, addicted to liquor, troubled his family for money but on Saturday, his wife did not give him money. He reached his home in Komarapuram and asked his parents, Nukaraju and Nukalamma for money. However, they too refused.

Angered at this, the man allegedly locked the door to his parents house from outside and set it on fire while they were fast asleep in their thatched house. Villagers came to the rescue of the couple and shifted them to safety. Their hut was completely gutted. Rajavommangi police is yet to register a case as no complaint was lodged so far on the incident.

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