A disturbing case of murder has emerged in Thiruvananthapuram, where a middle-aged couple killed their own son after growing tired of the violence he committed under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
According to the police, the 25-year-old deceased, Santhosh, was allegedly murdered on June 1 by his parents, who threw acid on his face and attacked him with an iron rod. 53-year-old Sreedharan, 47-year-old Saraswathy, and their younger son Sajin (21) were arrested for the crime by the Parassala police on Sunday.
The crime came to light on June 2, when a neighbour came looking for Sreedharan, who was an auto driver. Instead, he found Santhoshâ€™s corpse lying in a pool of blood, and Sreedharan and Saraswathy missing. Sajin, who was still in the house, pretended not to know anything at all about what had happened to Santhosh.
Even as the neighbour rushed out and alerted the police, Sajin fled the house too.
â€śThe neighbour informed police and by the time we reached there all of them were absconding. But, after two days, mother and son surrendered. They told us that they were tired of Santhoshâ€™s violence, and that he used to attack them every day after drinking or taking drugs. Santhosh also did not go for any work. A day before his death also he had assaulted his mother,â€ť Parassala Inspector Binu told The News Minute.
Police also said that the parents had made other attempts to kill Santhosh by poisoning his food and also by immolating him. But those attempts were not successful.
â€śSathosh used to thrash his father and mother if they did not give him money for drugs. He also used to destroy things in the house daily, according to the statements given by the arrested. So they had planned to kill him,â€ť the Inspector said.