PUDUCHERRY: A-52 year old mentally deranged man, Velu, was arrested for killing his own grandson at Vanarapet here on Tuesday.
Police identified the child victim as Jagadeesan (one and half years), son of Vinoth (28) and Lurdu Mary (20).
Police said Jagadeesan was playing with Kausalaya (18), staying next to Vinoth's house. Velu, who is grand father of Lourde Mary, suddenly appeared and snatched the child from her. He then lifted the child on his legs and thrashed him on the floor. Velu fled from the house after committing the brutal act.
Jagadeesan suffered grievous injuries and his parents rushed him to the government hospital at Kathirgamam, where the child was declared brought dead.
Police said Velu was suffering from mental disorder and had undergone treatment for the illness. He returned home recently, but he showed no signs of violent behavior.
On a complaint, Odiansaalai police registered a case and arrested Velu.