Kerala mother-daughter suicide: Police discover observe blaming husband, four of household arrested

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Chandran (50), a carpenter from Malayikkada close to Neyyattinkara, and three of his members of the family, have been arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of his spouse Lekha and their daughter Vaishnavi (19).

A day after it emerged {that a} mother-daughter duo killed themselves over restoration proceedings following the household’s failure to repay their house mortgage, the police on Wednesday stated they’ve discovered the girl’s suicide observe blaming her husband and different members of the family for his or her dying.

Chandran (50), a carpenter from Malayikkada close to Neyyattinkara, and three of his members of the family, have been arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of his spouse Lekha and their daughter Vaishnavi (19). Chandran’s mom Krishnamma (80), aunt Santha (63) and uncle Kashinathan (67) are amongst these arrested.

Lekha blamed Chandran for “performing black magic” as an alternative of taking any concrete steps to clear the dues. The protests in opposition to Canara Financial institution, which had initiated restoration proceedings in opposition to Chandran, subsided with the arrests.

Nevertheless, three of the financial institution’s places of work, together with its regional workplace in Thiruvananthapuram, have been vandalised by irate residents.
Police and income division had earlier discovered that Lekha and Vaishnavi had been pressured to take the intense step because the financial institution had set a deadline for repaying the mortgage of Rs 7 lakh.

The state authorities has sought a report from the financial institution.

Investigating officer Biju Nair stated these arrested haven’t confessed to the crime but. He stated the suicide observe could be subjected to scientific examination.

In line with the suicide observe purportedly written by Lekha and located pasted on a wall of the residence Wednesday morning, Chandran used to carry out “black magic” at his house. “Poojas were performed behind the house, where notices from the bank were placed at a structure raised for black magic. He had never gone to the bank to enquire about the notices served over loan. Krishnamma had objected to the sale of house to clear the loan dues.”

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