Bogura, Sept 1 (UNB) – A drug addict burned his mother to death in Dhunat upazila on Sunday afternoon for her refusal to give him money for buying Yaba tablets.
The victim was identified as Khuki Begum, 65, of Gazaria village in the upazila.
Victim’s grandson Ripon said Khokon sought money in the afternoon for buying drugs.
As Khuki refused to give him the money, Khokon and one of his accomplices locked her in the house after tying her and set it on fire pouring petrol around 5pm.
Locals rescued the elderly woman and took her to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where she died around 8pm.
They also caught Khokon and handed him over to police, said officer-in-charge of Dhunat Police Station Ismail Hossain.