Po­lice sus­pect real­tor killed chil­dren with in­sulin shots

Chan­drasekar was found un­con­scious in his apart­ment

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

Po­lice sus­pect that the two chil­dren who were found dead in an apart­ment in Virugam­bakkam on Mon­day might have been in­jected with in­sulin by their fa­ther, a real­tor. The cause of death, how­ever, can be con­firmed only af­ter the fa­ther re­gains con­scious­ness, po­lice said.

The chil­dren, aged eight and six, were found dead in the third floor of their apart­ment on Ar­cot Road while their fa­ther M. Chan­drasekar was found un­con­scious. As there was no re­sponse to phone calls, his fa­ther Mo­han Ram, a re­tired med­i­cal prac­ti­tioner, and a few other fam­ily friends rushed to the home and found the door bolted from in­side.

On in­for­ma­tion, the Virugam­bakkam po­lice rushed to the spot and broke open the door. Mr. Chan­drasekar was ad­mit­ted to a pri­vate hos­pi­tal and the bod­ies of the chil­dren were sent for post-mortem.

Hinted at sui­cide: po­lice

A se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said, “Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion has re­vealed that the chil­dren died due to ad­min­is­tra­tion of a lethal in­jec­tion of in­sulin. In a day or two, the post-mortem re­port may re­veal the real cause of death. Mr. Chan­drasekar is in coma. He was keep­ing aloof from friends and other rel­a­tives for some­time and telling his friends that he along with his chil­dren would com­mit sui­cide.”

Mr. Chan­drasekar was run­ning a gym ini­tially and then en­tered the con­struc­tion busi­ness. He was ar­rested on charges of dowry ha­rass­ment and abet­ment of sui­cide af­ter his wife took her life.

Peo­ple in need of coun­selling can con­tact the State Health De­part­ment’s roundthe-clock helpline – 104. Sneha sui­cide pre­ven­tion cen­tre can be con­tacted at 044-24640050.

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