Bhubaneswar: In a bizarre incident, the son of a daily labourer allegedly stabbed his parents in Itapur village under Korei block of Jajpur district on late Saturday night.
While the father of the 20-year old Kalia succumbed to injuries, his mother Pramila Mukhi was rushed to Korei hospital and later shifted to district headquarters hospital for treatment in a critical condition.
The deceased has been identified as Vijay Mukhi.
Sources said Kalia committed the crime after being denied money by his parents. He was furious when they denied the amount he demanded.
Aggrieved over the issue, the youth first attacked his parents with a kitchen knife and later set the house on fire before fleeing the spot.
After being informed fire fighters reached the spot and brought the fire under control.
Police have launched a manhunt to nab Kalia.