CHENNAI: Upset that their daughter in-law left their house after differences cropped up, a couple killed themselves in their house at Maraimalai Nagar on Sunday, while their 26-year-old son, who also consumed poison in the apparent suicide pact, is undergoing treatment in a hospital.
The incident came to light when neighbours at Rail Nagar noticed that the family had not switched off the lights even after 11 pm and peeped into the house to find the three of them lying unconscious.
A team from the Maraimalai Nagar police broke open the door and found the couple’s son R Prince alone alive and rushed him to a nearby hospital. While the suicide note left by the couple did not blame anyone for their decision, the police said the trio was upset for the last four days since their daughter-in-law left the house. “On November 27, their daughter-in-law came to the station and gave in writing that she is leaving the house as she is unhappy living with Prince. The relationship between her and Prince seemed to be much strained. Apparently, the three family members entered into a suicide pact unable to bear the embarrassment,” said a police officer. On Monday, Prince recovered in the hospital and was said to be out of danger. Prince’s father K Rajan (52) was working in a manufacturing company and mother R Lilli Rani (46) was a housewife.