Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh): A 25-year-old youth on Wednesday allegedly set ablaze his mother when she refused to give him Rs 10 to purchase an item in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.

T Ambedkar (25), residing with his mother Durgabai (50) at Kadiyapulanka village in Kadiam mandal, asked his mother to give him Rs 10 to purchase some item which she refused. Ambedkar then poured kerosene on his mother set her afire, police said adding she received 40 per burn injuries and has been admitted in a corporate hospital at Rajahmundry.

The youth's father works in the postal department, police said. Kadiam police subsequently arrested the youth and have registered a case.

(Agencies)

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