CHENNAI: After a heated quarrel, a young couple allegedly committed suicide in the wee hours of Wednesday at Adambakkam leaving behind a 9-month-old boy child orphan.
Police sources said the incident took place around 2.45 am when Radhakrishnan (30) and his wife Jacklin Antony Teresa (26) had a heated exchange in their house at Thillai Ganga Nagar. It is believed that Teresa first killed self by hanging in the house after locking herself in a room. A few minutes after coming to know about the extreme step by his wife, Radhakrishnan walked out of the house after informing Teresa’s mother Rosy that Teresa had killed self.
When Rosy, who was living at Royapettah, reached the house, she found Teresa’s room locked and by peeping through a window she saw her daughter hanging. The couple’s 9-month-old child was sleeping in the house. “She alerted us and recovered the body. We have sent it for autopsy,” said a police officer.
When the Adambakkam police were looking out for Radhakrishnan, the Mount Railway police got information about a human body on tracks near the Thillai Ganga Nagar subway. Passersby noticed the body early in the morning. Police later identified it as the body of Radhakrishnan. Police believe that Radhakrishnan, in a suicide bid, laid himself on the tracks around 3 am and was run over by a train.
While the reason for the extreme step by the couple is unclear, Rosy filed a police complaint that Radhakrishnan had killed her daughter Teresa. An RDO inquiry has been ordered.
The couple was working in an MNC earlier when they met and married after courting each other, despite belonging to different religions. But their relationship turned rough after Radhakrishnan lost his job and started taking alcohol regularly. “He had worked abroad in assignment by the company and lost his job on his return. We heard that the couple used to quarrel often over his addiction to alcohol and not getting any job. She was an MBA graduate and apparently left her job to take care of the child,” said a police officer.