Man held for attempting to kill parents

Thane: A 33-year-old man attempted to kill his aged parents after he was denied ownership in their property, police said today.

Paritosh Sadanand Sankhe, a resident of Gurgaon village near Tarapur town, has been arrested. Paritosh started living with his parents after his wife deserted him for his quarrelsome nature, a police official said.

He had an eye on the property of his parents, who refused to transfer them on his name. Angered over this, Paritosh tried to set ablaze his mother Sarita (62) and father Sadanand (65) on the night of June 27 by using LPG cylinder, they said.

As the cooking gas started coming out of their house, the neighbours alerted the police, who arrested Paritosh on a complaint lodged by his mother.