A 21-year-old man was arrested for beating his father to death at Peerkankarani Tuesday night. Police said that Aaron (43) of Devanesan Nagar in Peerkankaranai, was a corporation truck driver. His son Alan (21) works as an AC mechanic in the locality.
Sources said that Aaron was an alcoholic who used to come home drunk and allegedly abuse his wife Shanthi.
On Tuesday night, Alan went to sleep early after dinner, when Aaron came home drunk and allegedly attacked his wife. Alan woke up to the cries of his mother. When he confronted his father, a fight broke out between them. Aaron picked up a wooden log and assaulted Alan. Alan hit him with another wooden log. Aaron suffered severe injuries on his head. He was rushed to the Chrompet government hospital where he died on Wednesday night.
His body was sent for postmortem. Peer kankaranai police registered a case and arrested Alan from the hospital premise on Wednesday night.He was booked for murder and crimi nal intimidation and remanded to judicial custody, police said.