Kunnikkod (Kollam): A staff nurse of a private hospital was found dead with burn injuries at her husband's residence. The deceased is identified as Mylum native Liji John (34) , wife of Elampal native Aji. The charred body was found from the kitchen of the house on Tuesday evening at 4 pm.
There was nobody else at the house during the time of the incident. The couple's 9 and 5 year-yr-old children Aron and Abel were sent to a relative's house nearby for tuition.
When the children came back and tried to enter the house, the door was locked. With this, they managed to enter the house with the help of a relative and found the body in kitchen.
Aji works as a nurse in a private hospital in Kottiyam. He was not present in the house during the time of the incident. Aji's parents who were also living in the house had gone for daily wage works. Police assume that Liji might have doused herself with kerosene and set ablaze. Cause of the suicide is not confirmed yet.
Liji was a staff nurse of a private hospital in Punalur. She was on leave for a few days. She has been attending IELTS classes via online in Kottarakkara. Punalur police completed inquest procedures and shifted the body to Punalur taluk hospital mortuary.
(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)