Madurai

Four of family attempt to end lives, three die

Four members of a family in Thavasipudur near Kulamangalam panchayat in Madurai district allegedly attempted to end their life in the early hours of Thursday and three of them died.

Four members of a family in Thavasipudur near Kulamangalam panchayat in Madurai district allegedly attempted to end their lives in the early hours of Thursday and three of them died.

According to Alanganallur police, a farmer, M. Murugan, 39, his wife M. Sureka, 36, and their children M. Yogitha, 16, and M. Mohanan, 11, decided to end their lives due to some issue which is still under investigation.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Murugan had made a phone call to a neighbour at 2.09 a.m. on Thursday stating that he and his family members had decided to end their lives.

Immediately, the neighbour alerted Oomachikulam police, and rushed to the spot.

The police who reached the spot found that while Sureka and her children had died, Murugan was lying in a critical condition. Murugan was rushed to Government Rajaji Hospital and the three bodies were sent for post-mortem.

The police said Murugan had been booked under the Section 309 (attempt to commit suicide) and Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

Those in distress or having suicidal tendencies could seek help and counselling by calling State’s health helpline 104 or Chennai-based Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044-24640050.


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