Bengaluru: A 35-year-old City Armed Reserve (CAR) head constable, working at the chief minister’s home office, attempted suicide along with his wife and two children in Sampigehalli police station limits on Tuesday.
While the constable Subash Chandra’s wife Neena (28), three-year-old daughter Manavi and one-and-half-year-old son Prithvi died after consuming poison, Subash, however, survived and is undergoing treatment at a hospital. His condition is said to be very critical.
The incident has taken place at CAR quarters on Monday night. Subash, it is learnt, had lost about Rs 25 lakh in a high-stake IPL cricket betting and was depressed over the loss. Subash is said to have borrowed heavily for IPL betting. However, police are investigating this angle.
On Monday night, Subhash mixed rodenticides (rat poison) in his wife and children’s food first and then consumed it himself.
According to police, the incident came to light when Subhash’s brother Kotreshi came home at around 7.30 am. When he found the door of the house closed, he peeped through the window only to find his brother struggling for life, while other family members appeared asleep.
He informed the police who arrived at the spot and broke open the door. Subash was taken to a hospital for treatment while other bodies were sent for post-mortem. Subash joined the police force in 2006.
Subhash and Veena were married for four years. While Subhash hailed from Ballari, Veena was a native of Davangere.
The Sampigehalli police have registered a case and are investigating....