In a macabre incident, an engineer was allegedly poisoned to death by his mother before she chopped him into pieces, apparently frustrated over his tipsy ways, police said on Tuesday.
The headless torso of the victim, Vigneswaran, in his late 20s, was earlier found with his limbs chopped and the police had investigated the matter after registering a case.
The body parts were strewn in different parts of the town, they said. Inquiries revealed that a woman and a man were seen dumping something in a gunny bag at the location. They then accessed the CCTV visuals and questioned the mother of the victim, who admitted to the crime. She was apparently frustrated over her son’s tipsy ways, as he had often created a ruckus in an inebriated state.
He is said to have faced disciplinary action in his workplace earlier, after being found drunk at his job. He was also allegedly involved in some theft cases, the police said. On Sunday, when Vigneswaran came home, his mother served him poison-laced food and he subsequently died after consuming it, the police said. Later, the woman severed the head from the body and chopped off the limbs with a machete before dumping them off elsewhere, they said. Further probe is on.