Bengaluru: In a heart-wrenching incident, a debt-ridden man hanged his 12-year-old son to a ceiling fan and later forced his wife to end her life in a planned suicide pact. He, however, back off from ending his own life and failed to kill his 17-year-old daughter.
The incident was reported from Vibhutipura in HAL police station limits. The accused was identified as Suresh Babu (48), a salesman with a private firm. He initially made it look like his wife Geetha Bai (45) hanged his son and later ended her life. But his daughter later confessed to the police that it was Suresh who hanged her brother and even produced a footage she had recorded in her mobile phone.
The incident took place early Sunday. Later, Suresh informed police about the incident and blamed his dead wife. But police grew suspicious on hearing different versions from Suresh and his daughter. They questioned Suresh's daughter who revealed that Suresh had planned the family suicide over a financial row. He forcibly hanged his son in front of everyone and later forced her mother to commit suicide.
According to police, Suresh and Geetha had borrowed money from private lenders and were also running a chit fund, which ran into huge losses. When investors and money lenders began to harass the couple, the duo contemplated family suicide.
After his son and wife died, Suresh had second thoughts and called off the plan. He informedpolice and said it was Geetha who had hanged his son and ended her life.
The HAL police arrested Suresh for murder and abetment to suicide and further investigations are on....