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Parents, Grad With Cancer Kill Themselves

Published: 21st December 2014 05:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2014 05:46 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A 23-year-old engineering graduate along with his parents on Saturday committed suicide in their residence at Vyasarpadi here. Police said Sathish Kumar was suffering from incurable bone cancer, depressed over which his parents decided to kill themselves as they did not want to live after the death of their only son.

On Friday night, Sathish Kumar hanged himself in the hall of their house, while his parents S Kamalakannan (54) and K Gowri (48) hanged themselves in the bedroom. A suicide note left by them said none was responsible for their decision. “Sathish Kumar was working in a call centre. A few months ago, he was diagnosed with bone cancer and underwent surgery at a cost of about `20 lakh. But the doctors said his cancer was incurable which left the family devastated,” said a police officer.

Kamalakannan was running a fruit shop at Palaniandavar Koil Street in Perambur and they were living in a house at Gopal Naicken Street. Adding to their woes, recently Gowri developed severe stomach pain and the family found sustenance extremely difficult. The suicide came to light on Saturday morning when Kamalakannan’s brother Ramakrishnan visited the house and no one answered the door. Police said he found Kumar hanging when he looked in through the window and later broke open the door.

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