Police arrested the accused and a court sent him to a mental asylum (Representational)
A 22-year-old mentally ill man allegedly axed his mother to death in Jharkhand’s Palamau district, police said on Wednesday.
The incident happened at Kathonda village on Tuesday, a police officer said.
Villagers had overpowered the accused, identified as Guddu, after he had allegedly killed his mother Saroj Devi with an axe at their residence, Hussainabad Sub-divisional Police Officer Vijay Kumar said.
Police arrested the accused and produced him before a local court which sent him to a mental asylum in Ranchi, he added.