Chennai: Mother strangles her son to death, burns him and dumps his remains in a septic tank after her a heated argument with her husband.
Meenakshi, a 27-year-old woman from Karayanchavadi, Poonamallee, and her husband Saravanan from Krishnagiri, were married seven years ago and they have a son, Srikanth, a six-year-old. The couple had frequent quarrels and Meenakshi would usually leave with her son to her parents’ house.
However, on Thursday, when the woman turned up at her parents’ residence, after an argument with her husband, she was turned away. Because of this, she and her son spent their night at the motor room behind the parents’ house.
In the morning when her parents checked on them, Meenakshi was missing and they discerned a burnt foul smell from the septic tank and alerted the police. When the officials turned up at the place, they found the body of Srikanth, the six-year-old son, in the septic tank. His remains were sent to the Kilpauk Government Hospital for post-mortem. “The face of the child had been completely burned and the dress of the child had been charred,” police sources said.
The mother returned home soon with a shaved head and confessed to being responsible for the death of the child. “The son was sleeping when she strangled him to death, after which she burnt him with kerosene, and dumped his body into the septic tank,” said the police to whom Meenakshi had confessed.
According to sources, Meenakshi meant to end her life along with her son, and planned to hang herself inside the house, but changed her mind out of fear, but developed cold feet and chose not to. After the incident, she went to Mangadu temple, repented and returned home to surrender.
A case has been registered on the mother with murder charges and further enquiry is on....