An Indian man has been dragged to court after he reportedly stabbed his mother to death in a fight over money, before cutting out her heart and eating it 'with pepper and chutney'.
The man identified as Sunil Kuchakurni, 35 visited his mother Yelava, 65, at her home in Mahawala Vasant, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, in northern India to ask her for money, according to Dailymail.
The son is alleged to be an unemployed alcoholic. He is said to have become furious when refused cash, and so took his mother's kitchen knife and stabbed her. After that, he then cut out her intestines and her heart and ate the latter after seasoning it with chutney.
Neighbours reportedly spotted him walking out of the house with blood dripping from his hands approximately an hour after they heard screams and informed the police. He was eventually arrested under section 302 (Punishment for Murder) of the Indian Penal Code later that day.
Senior Inspector Sanjay More, from Shahupuri Police Station, in Kolhapur, said: 'He was unemployed and surviving on his mother's pension.
'He's an alcoholic and often stole money from his mother.
'His wife and three children moved to Mumbai. His mother was fed up of him and refused to give him more money.'
'Suddenly, in a fit of rage, he gagged her and then stabbed her to death. Later, he took out her heart and placed it on a plate.
Senior Inspector More added that he is now in police custody while the investigation is on going and blood samples being tested to confirm if he ate parts of his mother's body in a fit of rage.
'Some parts of her stomach and her heart were extracted and found next to the body along with pepper and chutney when we reached the scene of the crime,' he added.
'We suspect he must have eaten some of the organs but it will only be confirmed after the medical reports are back.'