Bhubaneswar,India March 2 : A 30-year-old Orissa man killed his parents after they scolded him for coming home in an inebriated condition, police said Thursday.
Maheswar Baral, of Sunakhala village Jajpur district, hit his parents with a wooden plank and later throttled them to death with a plastic rope on Tuesday.
His father, Giridhari Baral, 70, and mother Pramila, 62, had reportedly scolded him for coming home late and in a drunken state, police officials said.
He later hanged the bodies from a tree to give the impression that they had committed suicide.
Villagers caught him when he was trying to flee from the village.
Maheswar confessed to the murders. He had also killed his first wife in 1999. After spending a year in jail, he was released on bail three years ago, police said.