Begin typing your search...
Mother dies in suicide pact by debt-hit family
A debt-ridden businessman attempted suicide along with his wife and two daughters by consuming milk laced with pesticide in Coimbatore on Thursday night. The woman died while three others are fighting for their life at Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).
According to the police, Janakiraman, (44) from Kuniamuthur, owned a textile mill and had incurred a financial loss. “He had borrowed around Rs one crore to recover. But his creditors were pestering him to return the money,” police said.
On Thursday night, Janakiraman came home with a bottle of pesticide and consumed it along with his wife Sasikala, (36) and two daughters Sneha (16) and Varna (14). A relative whom Janakiraman had called just before the suicide attempt rushed to his house to find the family lying unconscious.
“They were immediately rushed to a private hospital and then shifted to CMCH for further treatment. While Sasikala died, the businessman and his two daughters are in a critical condition,” police said.
Inquiries are on to know if Janakiraman faced any harassment from his debtors. The Kuniamuthur police have registered a case under IPC 309 for attempt to commit suicide.