A 42-year-old man from Limassol, suspected of beating up his 73-year-old mother who has been declared clinically dead, was remanded for eight days on Monday.
The man was arrested after the brother of the 73-year-old woman, who lives in the same house with his sister and her 42-year-old son in Ypsonas, reportedly told police he saw his nephew hitting his mother.
He said that the son often argued with his mother and kept asking her for money.
The 42-year-old had called an ambulance early on Monday claiming he had found his mother injured on the floor. He told authorities he was in his room when he heard a thud and rushed into his mother’s bedroom where he found her on the floor.
The woman’s brother, however, told police he had heard shouting coming from her room, and when he went in, he saw his nephew hitting his mother. He reportedly told police that the 42-year-old had told him not to mention anything.
The woman was initially taken to the Limassol general hospital but due to the severity of her condition she was transferred to the Nicosia general hospital’s intensive care unit. She suffered serious injuries including a brain bleed and has been declared clinically dead.
The injuries were reportedly caused by a blunt object which police have not located yet.
The 42-year-old is reportedly suffering from psychological problems and had been treated in the past in the Athalassa psychiatric hospital and is refusing to answer to any questions from investigating officers.