Kochi: A man committed suicide after killing his wife and son at Kalamassery in Ernakulam in the wee hours of Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Pattimattam native Saji (32), wife Bindu (29) and their one-and-a-half-year-old son Sreehari.
The incident took place at 2 am on Sunday. Saji committed suicide after setting ablaze Bindu and Sreehari. There is no clarity over the motive. Bindu’s mother Anandavalli also sustained serious burn injuries.
The locals rushed to the spot after Anandavalli cried aloud, but Bindu and son were already dead. In a search by the people, Saji was found to have committed suicide in the bathroom. Later, Anandavalli also succumbed to burn at the hospital.
The family started staying in the rented house near Vidya Nagar in Kalamassery in March. Saji is working in a hotel nearby. It is suspected that he conducted the crime in an inebriated state.