In a heart-rending incident, a couple allegedly committed suicide by hanging after killing their minor son in their house at Puliyarai Kattalaikudiyiruppu, near Sengottai, in Tenkasi district on Tuesday.
The couple’s two-year-old younger daughter was seen unconscious near the body of her brother.
On a complaint from the neighbours, the police rushed to the house and removed the bodies to government hospital for post-mortem.
The girl child was admitted to the hospital. It is suspected that the couple might have attempted to kill their daughter also, but later changed their mind and left her to live. The police investigations revealed that huge debt had prompted the couple to end their lives and kill their son.
Further investigations are on.