An 81-year-old man in Kerala's Ernakulam district was arrested on charges of clubbing his wife and son to death over a discord regarding using air-conditioner in their house. Police identified the arrested as Naduvil Paul, a retired Railway employee, and the victims, his wife Mary, 74 and son Thomas, 54.
Police said Paul used to have a brawl with his wife and son over spiraling electricity bill. Last month's power bill had touched Rs 4,000. Hence, he suggested his wife and son to avoid using the air-conditioner in the room.