A teenage boy, along with a friend, was arrested for allegedly strangling his mother as she refused to heed his demand for extra pocket money in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Friday.
"Rahul Haldar (17), a resident of Diamond Harbour in South 24 Parganas district, first sedated his mother by giving her sleeping pills. When the woman became drowsy, Haldar strangled her with a nylon rope with the help of his friend, Suman Sanki (17)," a senior officer from Diamond Harbour police station said.
"Both the boys were apprehended and shifted to the Juvenile Justice Board in South 24 Parganas district's Garia," the officer said.
According to police, the boy was addicted to marijuana and often fell out with his mother over extra pocket money.
"The boy confessed he was addicted and bore a grudge against his mother as she did not give him extra pocket money. The boy and his friend have been slapped with charges of murder and conspiracy, under various sections of the IPC," the officer added.