Palakkad: A 23-year-old woman has been arrested over the murder of her father at the Kozhinjampara locality in Palakkad district.
The victim is S Kaliappan, 57. His eldest daughter Malathi, 23, has been arrested by the Kozhinjampara police.
Malathi claimed her father was injured during the scuffle at home at RVP Puthur on Thursday morning.
Kaliappan had received a grave stab wound.
During interrogation, Malathi said the injury was unintentional as the knife somehow struck him during the melee.
Malathi, her siblings and their mother were brought to the police station by the police.
Police say after a sozzled Kaliappan picked up a fight with his wife and children, they evicted him from the house and shut the door. On Thursday morning, he raised a stink and demanded entry to the home.
As soon as the door was opened, he tried to stifle Malathi by grabbing her neck. The knife with which she was cutting vegetables pierced Kaliappan's body just below the chest as she frantically tried to flee from his grip. This wound proved to be fatal.