A 30-year-old brick kiln worker allegedly attacked his six-year-old son with a sickle and then strangled him to death in Bhiwandi, police said on Thursday.
API D G Gautam of the Bhiwandi taluka police station said that accused Bhagwan Atmaram Jadhav was apprehended in the wee hours today after he attacked his minor son Avinash with a sickle last night leaving him seriously injured. Jadhav then strangled him. According to police, Jadhav was upset after his wife left him a few days ago over frequent quarrels.
The incident came to light when locals in Gane-Tirangapada at Bhiwandi informed the police about the attack on the boy. When police reached the spot, they found the boy dead and his father absconding. Later, he was traced around 3 AM and arrested.
Police have charged him under section 302 of the IPC and further investigations are being carried out.