Sonepat, Feb 1 (Agencies): In a gruesome case of killing, a 70-year-old mother was put on fire alive by her 50 year old son after an heated argument took place over his drinking, Police said on Monday.

The incident took place in in Shamri village, near Gohana town of this district,when the son had poured kerosene over his mother..

According to the police, Raj Kumar, a farmer, is a drug addict and habitual drinker.

 'Raj Kumar was the only son of his parents. He had strained relations with his mother because she was against his bad company and drinking habit. Yesterday too they had a heated argument, following which Raj poured kerosene on his mother and burnt her alive,' Gohana's Deputy Superintendent of Police Sadhu Ram told reporters onTuesday.

'We have registered a murder case against Raj and have begun with the investigation. He would be brought to court on Tuesday,' he added