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The News Minute | January 3, 2015 | 12:45 pm IST A man upset with his wife for spending money extravagantly killed his two children by drowning them in a nearby pond and then committed suicide by jumping into it at Achanpudur near Tenkasi . Velmurugan, aged 33, and Sumathi, aged 25, had been frequently fighting over domestic issues. When he took a bank loan to buy a load auto , his wife spent the loan money lavishly which added to the quarrels between the two, reported The New Indian Express. Depressed after the continued fights between them, Velmurugan took both his children, Parasuraman and Pugalendhi, out promising to buy them dinner. However, soon after, his relatives received a call from him that he had killed the children and intended to commit suicide. When police reached the spot, on the banks of Panpozhil Periyakulam tank they foun Velmurugan’s two wheeler. Once Fire and Rescue services began searching for the bodies in the pond, all three bodies were recovered by Friday afternoon, said the report. This is not an isolated incident. Previously in September, a woman, Padniyammal in Thoothukudi hung herself and her two children from a tree after family disputes. Similarly, Vaitheeswari from the Dindigul district jumped into the Vaigai canal along with her two children and died.  Tweet Follow @thenewsminute

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