Suspecting that his wife was having an extramarital affair, a man allegedly killed his children, recorded a video and then died by suicide in Salem district of Tamil Nadu.
A man killed his children, recorded a video and then died by suicide in Salem district of Tamil Nadu.
Suspecting that his wife was having an extramarital affair, a man in Salem district of Tamil Nadu allegedly killed his two children and died by suicide. Before he died, he recorded a video of the children hanging from a tree and sent it to relatives.
The 33-year-old man from Mangalapatti had been working at a restaurant for thirteen years. He was injured in a workplace accident and had been recovering at home for ten days when he began to suspect that his wife was speaking to another man over the phone.
This became an issue between the couple and the man told his wife not to talk to the other person.
On Sunday evening, he told his wife he was going to a nearby shop and took his nine-year-old son and five-year-old daughter with him. He also carried his wife’s cellphone.
He then allegedly killed the children and recorded a video of them. “This is what you wished for. You wanted to kill us. See, we are dead now.” he said in the video message before switching off the phone.
The woman and her family filed a complaint at the Sankagiri police station in Salem district. The police initiated a search and found the man and the children’s bodies at a mango farm. Further investigation is underway.
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