A 30-year-old man threw his two sons in front of a speeding train, before ending his life on the track, in the late hours of Thursday near Gudiyattam. The shocking incident occurred between Melpatti and Valathur under the jurisdiction of the Government Railway Police Station, Jolarpet.
The deceased were identified as A Dhandapani of Chennarayankottai in Ungalpadi, his four-year-old son Ritesh and two-and-half year-old son Sekar.
Preliminary inquiries revealed that Dhandapani, a construction labourer, was irregular to work for the last two months. He was also said to be frustrated. On Thursday evening, he left his house with his two sons on his bike, said Inspector K Chelladurai.
Dhandapani’s bike was found a few metres away from the railway track, police said and added that the locals had informed the police about the suicide in the late hours of Thursday. The police reached the spot and recovered the bodies and sent them for post-mortem.
The police suspect that Dhandapani might have taken the extreme step following a family dispute. After the post-mortem, the bodies were handed over to Dhandapani’s wife Vilvarani on Friday morning. A case was registered.