The accused has been identified as Bideshi Kishan of Arjunguda village under Hemagiri police station in the district. He was said to be drunk, locals said.
As per reports, Bideshi came to his house at around 1 PM today in a highly inebriated state. His mother fought with him due to his liquor addiction.
In the fit of rage, the accused attacked his mother with a burning wood, leaving her severe burn and injuries.
Upon hearing her screams, the neighbours rescued the elderly woman and rushed her to Hemagiri hospital and alerted local police in this connection.
On being informed, Hemagiri police reached the village and arrested Bideshi.
“We have arrested a man for allegedly attacking his mother. Further investigation is underway,” a police official said.