Idukki family of 5 takes poison due to debt; Parents die, condition of kids critical: Reports

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Children being rushed to hospital

Idukki: A couple from Punnayar in Kanjikuzhy here died on Friday after their family of five allegedly tried to die by suicide after consuming poison at the house. The three kids (one girl and two boys) are hospitalised and their condition is critical, said reports.

Couple Biju and Tintu had been running a hotel. According to locals, the family owes lakhs in debt and was stressed over that.

According to reports, the couple on Friday afternoon returned from the hotel and the family including the three children consumed poison.

Among the children, the elderly girl had some uneasiness and she reached a neighbour’s house. The incident came to light and locals rushed all five to the hospital.

The couple succumbed and the children are undergoing treatment. The girl is eleven. While the boys are of eight and two years, respectively.

(Suicide is not a solution to any problem. Seek the help of a mental health expert if you are in distress. Toll-free helpline number-1056)

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