Mentally ill man held for burning parents to death

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New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A mentally ill man was arrested on Sunday after he confessed to killing his elderly parents by setting the family house on fire, police said.

Santosh told the police that he set the Moti Nagar house here on fire early on Friday. His father Chedi Lal, 70, and mother Laxmi, 62, sustained burn injuries while they were asleep. Both were declared dead at a hospital.

Police said the accused had earlier also attempted to kill his parents. Once, he tried to burn himself to death, the police added.

–IANS

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