A man reportedly stabbed his father to death after the patriarch scolded him for not going to work in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on Wednesday, March 16.

On Wednesday evening, March 16, at around 10 p.m., the accused, S Nithyanandam, a resident of Veerapandi Nagar in Choolaimedu, allegedly stabbed his 52-year-old father P Selvam with a knife after the victim sternly reprimanded him for being irresponsible and not going to work, the Indian Express reported.

Nithyanandam was Selvam's younger son and was an air conditioner technician by profession. However, he was addicted to alcohol and was reportedly unemployed for the past several months.

On Wednesday night, when Nithyanandam asked Selvam for money to buy alcohol, the father scolded him for being irresponsible and not looking for a job. This led to a heated argument between the two, during which, in a fit of rage, Nithyanandam pulled out a knife and allegedly stabbed Selvam to death. After knifing his father to death, Nithyanandam fled the crime scene.

Upon hearing Selvam scream for help, concerned neighbors reached the scene and rushed him to the nearby Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital for immediate treatment. However, he succumbed to serious injuries and died on Thursday, March 17.

After Selvam's death, his eldest son, Prashanth, lodged a complaint against his brother in connection with his father’s killing. The authorities subsequently arrested Nithyanandam from a hideout and charged him with murder.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a man allegedly brutally stabbed his father to death after the patriarch refused to give him a cigarette in Barpeta district, Assam, India on Feb. 22, Latin Times reported.

The accused, identified as Samsul Hoque, 30, allegedly asked his father Lalmiya, 50, to share with him a beedi to smoke. Beedi is a thin cigarette filled with tobacco flake and commonly wrapped in a tendu found in India. However, after smoking the first beedi, Hoque asked his father for another one,

Upon the suspect's second request, the father refused to share any more cigarettes and began verbally abusing his son. A heated argument quickly ensued between the two. During the confrontation, Hoque, in a fit of rage, pulled out a sharp weapon and began stabbing his father to death. Following the incident, villagers notified the local police. Officers immediately rushed to the spot and apprehended the accused. After the authorities interrogated the suspect, Hoque confessed to the alleged crime.

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