A youth allegedly stabbed his parents after they refused to give him money to buy liquor at Itapur village in Jajpur district, police said today.
While his father, identified as Vijay Mukhi succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital, his mother Pramila Mukhi was rushed to local government hospital in a critical condition after the incident last night.
She was later shifted to the district head quarters hospital, the police said. The police said Kalia Mukhi (25) used to quarrel with his parents over money for buying liquor.
He demanded money from his father, Vijay for liquor late last nigh and when his father refused to give him money, Kalia started an argument with him over the issue.
“In a fit of rage, Kalia stabbed his father and when his mother came to the rescue of her husband, the accused stabbed her also injuring both of them critically,” Jajpur
Superindent of Police Anup Kumar Sahu said. The accused fled from the scene. The police have launched a manhunt to nab the accused and a case has been registered in this connection.