Mumbai: A 23-year-old model was arrested for allegedly pushing his mother during a fight, which killed her, police said Saturday.
Oshiwara police said that Lakshya Singh was arrested on Friday in connection with the death of his mother Sunita Singh, 45. The two, along with the accused’s fiancee, stayed in a rented flat in Cross Gate building in Mumbai’s Lokhandwala area.
The accused was produced in court on Saturday and sent him to police custody till October 8.
Initial investigations have revealed that the mother-son duo were addicted to drugs, Shailesh Pasalwad, senior inspector, Oshiwara Police Station informed PTI.
“We will interrogate the accused today to ascertain what exactly led to the scuffle between them,” he said.
Another official informed that the accused told the police that he had pushed his mother in the bathroom during a scuffle, possibly over finances, after consuming drugs on Wednesday midnight.
Sunita Singh hit her head on the washbasin and collapsed, while Lakshya locked the bathroom from outside, police said.
When Lakshya opened the door the next morning, he found his mother dead, police said. Sunita, Lakshya, his fiancee and two domestic helps were present in the flat at the time of the incident, this official said.