Four of family commit suicide
Depression drove four of a family to suicide. A mother, her daughter and two grand children committed suicide by drinking pesticide-laden cool drunk. The incident which sent shock waves across Eluru came into light on Thursday, four days after the incident.
Eluru: Depression drove four of a family to suicide. A mother, her daughter and two grand children committed suicide by drinking pesticide-laden cool drunk. The incident which sent shock waves across Eluru came into light on Thursday, four days after the incident.
A retired engineer, K Venkata Ramana Rao’s daughter A Naga Padmavati (52) and granddaughter D Santoshi Rupa were widowers. They were living at Dwaraka Nagar in city along with Rupa’s sons Sai Siddhartha (9) and Sai Ram (5).According to police, all was well with the family until the death of Naga Padmavati’s husband AVSN Murthy, who worked as railway sub-inspector.
While the family was still recovering from the tragedy, Rupa’s husband Sridhar, who was working as assistant general manager of a paper mill in Rayagada of Odisha, met with an accident at Palakonda in Srikakulam district on November 14, 2016. While Sridhar died on the spot, Rupa went into coma and recovered later.
The mill management came forward to provide employment to Santoshi Rupa, which she rejected and returned to Eluru to live with her single parent and grandfather in April 2017.Meanwhile, it was said that relatives under pretext of extending condolences started making veiled comments, which made matters uneasy for already depressed mother and daughter. Rupa in particular was unable to answer the questions of her sons on when will their father come.
Later, she suggested to her grandfather Ramana Rao to shift to her aunt’s place in Jamshedpur. Obliging Rupa’s request Rao left for Jamshedpur on May 15. He even found a house for rent and called his granddaughter to inform the same, which reportedly made Rupa happy.
Later Rao again called his family only to receive ‘Out of calling area’ message. Meanwhile, the depressed mother and daughter took mixed pesticides and sleeping pills in cool drinks and drank them along with Rupa’s sons.Rao, who returned to Eluru in the early hours of Thursday and knocked the door but no one attended.
With foul smell emanating, Rao grew suspicious and pushed a window to find dead bodies of all the four on the bed.
He called the police, who broke the doors open and found the bodies in decomposed state. The police shifted the bodies to government hospital for autopsy.