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Kerala man in UK strangles wife to death

Kerala man in UK strangles wife to death
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An Indian-origin man in the UK this week has strangled his wife and twin teenage daughters before committing suicide, post-mortem results confirmed on ...

An Indian-origin man in the UK this week has strangled his wife and twin teenage daughters before committing suicide, post-mortem results confirmed on Friday.


Scotland Yard released the results for the family of four, originally from Kerala and believed to be British nationals based in London for eight years. “The cause of death for Shighi Kotuvala, 37, and her twin daughters, Niya Rethishkumar and Neha Rethishkumar has been given as strangulation.

Pullarkattil Kunjunny Rethish Kumar, 44, was found hanging near a reservoir in Forest Road, Walthamstow. His biopsy report confirmed death by hanging. A Met spokesperson said the deaths were being treated as “unexplained” and a motive may become clear only once an inquest is conducted into the deaths. However, some reports suggest that Rethish wanted to relocate his family back in India, which was at the heart of family discord for a while. His wife was opposed to the move and had recently asked for a divorce. Sources said the couple had a “huge row” on Sunday when Shighi sent a message to a friend saying: “Im fed up of this life”.
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