A man was allegedly hacked to death by his father during a family quarrel at Veerampatinam near here on Monday night.
Such a quarrel had erupted on Monday night and out of rage, Kumar allegedly attacked Ranjith with a knife, killing him on the spot.
The Ariyankuppam police recovered the body and sent it to the medical college hospital for post-mortem.
The police arrested Kumar and a case has been registered. Investigations are on.