An alcoholic daily wage worker allegedly killed his seven-year-old twin children here on Sunday.
According to police, Gopi (35), of Kuttapatti near Nangavalli Town in Mettur Taluk, under the influence of alcohol or ganja, used to frequently pick up fights with his wife Rekha (24), who hailed from the same village, as he suspected her of infidelity. Gopi started abusing Rekha three years after they were married. He would often question Rekha’s fidelity claiming that their seven-year-old twin boys, Niranjan and Nirmal, were not his children. The couple has another son, Nishant.
Following a similar quarrel a week ago, Rekha left for her mother’s house. When she returned later, Gopi threatened that he would kill the twin boys. Rekha then warned that she would approach the police and along with the three kids left for her parent’s house again.
Two days back, Gopi brought the twins back to his house, but Rekha stayed back at her parents’ with her other son. On Saturday night, Gopi went home drunk and kept drinking through the night. Early on Sunday, the police records stated that he took the boys one by one to the cattle shed and hung them from the roof using a rope. Rekha subsequently returned home and, after a frantic search, found the twins hanging in the shed. The news spread and the villagers rushed the boys to the Mettur GH but they were declared dead on arrival. Police booked a case and have launched a search for Gopi.