Maranalloor (Thiruvananthapuram): A man committed suicide after strangling his 9-year-old son to death here. The deceased was identified as Kandala native Salim (42), a last grade employee in the Industries department, and his son Ashlin (9).
Salim was found to have hanged himself in the rented house near his ancestral house in Kandala. His sister happened to see the incident first when she came to the rented house to give them breakfast. The boy also was found dead in a search operation carried out later.
Salim is son of Muhammed Haneefa of Kottayil house in Kandala. He fell in love and later married a lady named Ambili Damodaran, a government staff, 10 years ago. Ashlin is their child. Ambili died 4 years back due to an unknown disease. Following this, Salim got a job in the industries department as part of compassionate employment scheme.
About one and a half years ago, Salim married Pathanamthitta native Shamla who was working in his office. Later, they started living in a rented house near his ancestral house. Shortly after this, Shamla was transferred to Pathanamthitta and asked Salim to come with her. As Salim was not willing, Shamla's family asked for a divorce.
As the divorce procedures were progressing, Salim married Nilambur native Faseela on August 9. She had gone home with her relatives four days ago. Maranalloor police completed inquest by evening and shifted the bodies to medical college mortuary. A case has been registered in connection with the incident.
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