Bengaluru: A case of murder and attempt to suicide has been registered against the 35-year-old debt-ridden City Armed Reserve (CAR) head constable Subhash Chandra, who on Monday night mixed sleeping pills in his wife and two minor children’s food which killed them.
Subhash, who also popped a few sleeping pills before injecting himself with poison, however, survived and is being treated at Baptist Hospital. His condition is said to be still critical.
Investigations revealed that Subhash, who was working at the chief minister’s home office, returned home at the CAR quarters in Sampigehalli police limits on Monday night. He was allegedly depressed over losing about Rs 25 lakh in the high-stake IPL cricket betting. He mixed 30 sleeping pills in his wife Veena’s dinner, while serving 20 tablets to his three-year-old daughter Manavi and one-and-half-year-old son Prithvi. Later he consumed a few pills and injected the poison.
The incident came to light on Tuesday morning when Subhash’s brother Kotreshi came to their house around 7.30 am. When no one replied to repeated knocks, he peeped through the window to find his brother struggling for life and other family members lying unconscious. He alerted the police, who arrived at the spot and broke open the door. They rushed the family members to the hospital.
The police got the leads on Subhas’ betting loss after checking his call detail records. They are waiting for him to gain consciousness to question him.
The bodies of Veena, Manavi and Prithvi were handed over to their relatives after the postmortem....