Mumbai: The 21-year-old youth, who allegedly killed his mother in Mumbai and drew a smiley with her blood near the body, was arrested on Thursday from Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city, police said.

Siddhant Ganore was held from a hotel near the railway station following a tip-off from Mumbai police, said Madan Beniwal, the station house officer of Udaimandir. Siddhant was absconding after allegedly stabbing his 42-year-old mother, Dipali, at their house in Mumbai’s Santacruz on Tuesday night.

“Tired of her. Catch me and hang me,” Siddhant wrote in blood on the floor before fleeing. Beniwal said Siddhant admitted to killing his mother out of depression. Mumbai police have been asked to take the accused into custody, he said. Siddhant was angry at his mother who had admonished him over his falling grades and had also refused to give him pocket money, police said.