A couple from Pantheerankavu was found dead in their house on Thursday morning. The dead were identified as K. Subrahmanyan, 53, and his wife Saraswathi, 43. Their bodies were found hanging in a room upstairs.

The Nallalam police, which conducted the inquest, said the couple committed suicide following the death of their only son Shijin last year. The 27-year-old had committed suicide as a result of suspected moral policing attempts.

Seeking a comprehensive inquiry into that incident, the couple had approached the Home Minister, top police officers, and the District Collector. Family sources said the case had reached nowhere and none was arrested in connection with the incident.