Man drowned in debts kills daughter, ends life

A man allegedly strangulated his 16-year-old daughter before committing suicide in Triplicane on Sunday.

Published: 17th September 2013 07:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2013 07:35 AM   |  A+A-

A man allegedly strangulated his 16-year-old daughter before committing suicide in Triplicane on Sunday.

Police said A Subramani,  an employee of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation and resident of Chinna Thambi Street in Triplicane, was found hanging in his house on Sunday night. His daughter S Sharmila, a class XI student, was found dead on a bed.

A suicide note left by Subramani said he had decided to kill himself as he was unable to face mounting debts. “He had written that he did not want to leave his daughter behind and make her suffer,” said inspector G Sankar. Police said Subramani had used a rope to  strangulate the girl and used the same to hang himself. Subramani’s wife Sujatha (38) and younger son Sanjay (10) had gone for a wedding on Sunday, when a depressed Subramani took the extreme step.

“When Sujatha called at night there was no response, after which she called a neighbour and asked him to check on her husband. That was when the incident came to light,” the inspector said.

Police said, “Subramani  was depressed for the last three months and had taken loans up to Rs 4.5 lakh. As he feared that his family would suffer because of his mistakes, he committed suicide,” another police official said.


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