In a tragic incident that has left Thiruvananthapuram shocked, three people died after a family in Aakulam attempted suicide recently.
Police on Sunday recovered the bodies of Jasmine (30) and her three-year-old daughter Fathima from the Aakulam lake. The family was reportedly undergoing financial problems.
Earlier in the day, Jasmine, along with her daughter, two sons and mother Sofin, reached the lake around 6 pm with an itention to commit suicide, according to the police.
Jasmine then reportedly asked her sons, who are 10 and 12 years old respectively, to jump into the lake as soon as she jumped. But the boys, who were scared, started to scream after their mother, little sister and grandmother fell into the lake. People who heard their screams rushed to the spot and were able to save Sofin.
On Monday, the tragedy continued as Jasmineās younger sister Sajina Sainudeen (26), who was working in Bengaluru and was on her way home after hearing about the deaths, committed suicide by jumping in front of a train near Pettah, Thiruvananthapuram.
Meanwhile a distant relative of the family, Nasar, was arrested by the police as he had allegedly duped the family of Rs 1 crore, driving the latter to take the drastic step.
Jasmineās husband who works in Qatar was in need of Rs 1 crore to solve a case and they had sold a property to get the money. Reports state that Nasar deceived the family and took the money from them.
According to a statement given by Sophin and a suicide note left by Jasmine, the reason for suicide was this financial debt.