MADURAI: An irate youth killed his mother and her friend at Jaihindpuram here on Tuesday.
According to police sources, S. Kasim (22) of S.S. Colony barged into the house of R. Stalin (32) of Jaihindpuram around midnight and stabbed his mother S. Noorjehan (40) indiscriminately killing her on the spot.
Stalin, who tried to intervene, also suffered stab injuries and succumbed on way to the hospital.
The bodies were shifted to the Government Rajaji Hospital for post-mortem.
The accused was taken into custody. A family problem is said to have led to the murders.