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Barasat: A youth has hacked his grandma with an axe in North 24-Parganas district over the claim on the ancestral property.

The incident has taken place at Talsa village under Ashoknagar police station jurisdiction. The critically injured grandma, Mapura Bibi, has been hospitalised, while police have arrested accused grandson Pintu Sheikh.

Neighbours said that Pintu had been pestering his grandfather Sheikh Idris to transfer the ownership of their ancestral homestead land to him. With the grandfather refusing to do so, a discord was on for the past few months.

On Monday afternoon, the discord took an ugly turn when Pintu wielded an axe to hit his grandfather. Seeing this, grandma Mapura rushed in to save her husband and thus got hacked by Pintu with the axe.

Other family members soon rushed her to hospital. Police subsequently arrested Pintu on being alerted by the neighbours.