Kerala woman killed son, burnt his body: Police

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WION Web Team Kollam, Kerala, India Jan 19, 2018, 05.10 AM (IST)

A 15-year-old boy was killed, his body burnt by his own mother in Kerala's Kollam. The accused woman, 45-year-old Jayamol, has confessed to her crime, the police said on Thursday.

According to the police, Jayamol killed her son Jeethu Job for teasing her. She first pushed him down in the kitchen and then strangled him with a shawl. To hide the crime, she set the body on fire, cops added.

The police was able to nab the woman after discovering that she had burn marks on her hand. Jayamol had tried to divert cops' attention by approaching the local police station on Monday to file a complaint about her missing son. When the police began its investigation, they discovered the boy's half-burned body near the house.

When the police questioned Jayamol, she admitted to have committed the crime.

He husband Job V John told the police that Jayamol is mentally unstable and committed the crime after being teased by her son.

The police said when they took the woman to her house for investigation, she was booed by her neighbours.

The police, meanwhile, said they are investigating all possible angles in the case.