A teenage boy in north-east Kolkata's New Town area
allegedly set his mother
on fire following a quarrel, police
said on Wednesday. "Soma Manna
(40) residing in Jagatpur
was doused with kerosene and set afire by her 17-year-old son on Tuesday. We have recorded her statement where she revealed that they had a quarrel before the incident," an officer
of New Town police
He said the woman was rescued by the neighbours and that the boy has been produced before the Juvenile Justice Board. Manna, who has suffered major burns, is being treated at a state-run hospital. The locals said the woman did everything for her son, but the boy often fought with her.