Keonjhar, Nov 12: Keonjhar police has arrested a youth who allegedly thrashed his elderly father to death.
The incident took place at Mirigikhoji village under Patna police limits on Tuesday.
The accused has been identified as Birendra Palai and the deceased is Akuli Palai.
Sourced said Birendra Palai had violently hit his father with a wooden plank after an oral spat broke with his father. As a result, Akuli sustained critical injuries to his head. He was immediately rushed to the Keonjhar hospital for resuscitation. However, he succumbed to his injuries during treatment.
Meanwhile, Birendra fled into the forest to evade police arrest. Being informed, Patna police nabbed him from the village forest today and sent him into judicial custody.