Jhand Singh, a resident of Dalbir Khera village in Abohar subdivision, arrested for allegedly murdering his mother on February 2, died in a hospital here.
Jhand, while in police custody, had consumed some poisonous substance and was hospitalised. According to information, on February 2, Jhand Singh, along with his son Daljeet Singh, was taking his mother to Khuhian Servor, a rural town of Abohar, to get a sale deed registered.
But, on the way, both strangulated her and, later, her body was found in a canal in Rajasthan. The police had arrested Jhand Singh and Daljeet Singh in the case.
After a postmortem, his body was cremated, said Fazilka SSP Swapan Sharma.