A 39-year-old man murdered his father by forcing bathroom acid down his throat at their residence in Kakkanji Nagar, Pattabiram.

The Pattabiram police said early on Wednesday, the suspect Anthony, who is unemployed, had a heated argument with his father David (65), a retired OCF employee, over money matters. Enraged, Anthony got a bottle of acid from the bathroom and poured the contents into his father’s mouth after overpowering him. Hearing the cries of the elderly man, other family members and neighbours rushed him to Government Kilpauk Hospital where he died around 2 p.m. on Thursday.

The Pattabiram police registered a case of murder and have launched a hunt for Anthony.

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