A 50-year-old mother smashed the head of her alcoholic son with a wooden pestle and dumped the body in septic tank when he reportedly tried to rape her at Pothugallu village in Mogllapalli mandal of the district on August 15. However, the incident came to light only on Friday when the locals informed the police.
According to Chityala circle inspector P Sadaiah, P Ramesh (30) of Pothugallu village was addicted to alcohol and used to torture his wife because of which she left for her parents’ house three months ago. On August 15, he tried to sexually assault his mother Komuramma when she was alone in the house in an inebriated condition. Komuramma tried her best to counsel and avoid him but to no avail.
In a fit of rage, she smashed Ramesh’s head with a wooden pestle killing him instantaneously. She informed the matter to her husband Veeramallu and elder son Kumaraswamy when the duo reached home. Fearing disrepute in society, Komuramma and Veeramallu dumped Ramesh’s body in the septic tank of their house.
The locals grew suspicious with stench emanating by the day from the septic tank and informed the police, who fished out the decomposed body. Komuramma and Veeramallu surrendered before the cops. A post-mortem would be conduct on Saturday.