The Koodankulam police have arrested a 62-year old man for allegedly murdering his 80-year-old mother.

Police said S. Arumugam (62) of Koodankulam, who refused to feed his mother, picked-up a quarrel with his sister Thangam over this issue. When he tried to assault her, his mother S. Perumal intervened and received the blow on her head, in which she sustained serious injuries.

After being admitted to the hospital, Perumal died on Thursday.

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