Mohali, Feb. 14 -- Enraged over being denied Rs.60 to buy drugs, the only cash in the house, a drug addict bludgeoned his 50-year-old father to death with a brick in Mundi Kharar on Wednesday night.

The accused, Rinku, 30, was arrested after his younger brother, Sonu, 18, witnessed the murder and informed the police.

The deceased, Hans Raj, and Sonu were labourers, while Rinku was unemployed.

Police said Rinku hit his father's head with a brick at least 10 times, causing his death.

They said the poverty-struck family of three had only Rs.60 in the house, which Hans Raj had refused to give to Rinku.

Sonu told the police, "After our father returned from work on Wednesday night, he scolded Rinku for his drug addiction. He told him to shun...