The Lede
Prathap in Karaikudi Government Hospital being treated for burn injuries
Prathap in Karaikudi Government Hospital being treated for burn injuries|Video grab
The Lede Shorts

Karaikudi: Curry & Kudi Lead To Burns 

A drunken son’s brawl with his mother over chicken curry leads to him getting attacked by his younger brother

Team Lede

Team Lede

In Karaikudi in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu, a drunken man got into a brawl with his mother – bizarrely over chicken curry. He was then set ablaze by his younger brother and is hospitalised in a critical state.

Raasu and Meenal , a couple residing in Soorakudi, a village in Sivagangai district, live with their two sons Prathap and Pradish. Prathap works in a nearby saloon and has a drinking problem.

Late in the night on 14 May, as they were having dinner, Prathap who was drunk, demanded to know why his mother had given him a smaller portion of chicken curry in the afternoon. He began to shout and threw his plate.

Younger sibling Pradhish, seeing this, told his brother to stop fighting with their mother all the time and both brothers got into a tussle.

Pradhish, who had gone out after the fight, returned at 3 am with a can of petrol, poured it over Prathap who was sleeping outside, set him ablaze and ran away.

Prathap was rushed to Karaikudi Government Hospital and the police are on the lookout for Pradish.