Depressed man kills paralysed son, self

Published: 02nd June 2012 12:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 12:15 PM   |  A+A-

In a tragic incident, a man killed his 31-year-old son and later committed suicide by hanging himself near here on the wee hours of Friday.

According to police, Vivekanandhan (60), retired police sub-inspector of Iyer Bunglow, near here, was living with his son Vignesh (31), a journalist. Vivekanandhan’s daughter was married and was living in Coimbatore.Vignesh was leading a normal life until he met with an accident two years ago. After the accident he became paralysed and bed-ridden.  A year ago, Vignesh’s wife after a dispute with the her in-laws went to live her parents with her four-year-old daughter.

Meanwhile, Vignesh’s mother Tamilarasi, who was taking care of her son in the absence of his wife, also died recently.

After the demise of Tamilarasi, Vivekanandhan was taking care of his son. He felt lonely and was depressed due to his son’s plight.

Vivekanandhan, who felt that there was no hope for improvement in his son’s health condition, decided to kill Vignesh. On Thursday night Vivekanandhan fed poison to his son, sources said.

After his son’s death, Vivekanandhan also committed suicide by hanging himself at his home, leaving behind a letter and `15,500.

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