Staff Correspondent

Dharwad: A man killed his father at Kasabagoudar Oni here on Friday. The police gave the name of the dead as Virabhadraiah Basaiah Kadapatti (46).

The incident occurred at around 1 a.m. According to the police, Virabhadraiah’s son Girish was an alcoholic and used to quarrel with his wife everyday. He came home on Thursday midnight in an inebriated state and started quarrelling with his wife. When Virabhadraiah objected him, an altercation broke out between them.

The police said that Girish assaulted his father and allegedly chocked him to death by tying a towel around his neck. The accused has been arrested.