Suicide following murder? Man and woman, who are neighbours and separately married, found dead

Suicide following murder? Man and woman, who are neighbours and separately married, found dead

ATTINGAL: Man and woman were found dead under mysterious circumstances here. The deceased were identified as Shanthikrishna (36), daughter of Chandran Pillai and Prasanna of Krishnavilasam in Kaduvayil, and K Shinu (38), son of late Krishnankutty Nair and Radhamani Amma of ‘Manimandiram’ in Kaduvayil. They are neighbours and separately married.

Shinu, a road roller driver, was found hanging in a room in his under-construction house. Santhikrishna’s body was found in the bedroom of her house with a shawl tightened around her neck.

Santhikrishna is a CDS member of Kizhuvilam Panchayat. Her husband Biju is an expatriate. She is residing in a rented house with two children. Shinu’s house is just down her house.

As per the police’s primary assumption, Shinu committed suicided after murdering Shanthikrishna.

Shinu’s mother Radhamani saw her son leaving in a haste at around 11.30 am on Sunday. Later he was found hanging in a room of his house which is under construction. He was rushed to the hospital but had died by then.

Shanthikrishna’s mother Prasanna was among the people who rushed to Shinu’s house on hearing the noise. On her way back, she went inside Shanthikrishna’s house and found her daughter with a shawl tightened around the neck. At this time Shanthikrishna’s children, Abhishek (8) and Adithya (6) were at the school.

On hearing Prasanna’s scream, locals rushed to the scene and took Shanthikrishna to the Valiyakunnu taluk hospital, but she too had died by then.

According to the police, Shinu and Shanthikrishna were in a romantic relationship before they married. But Shanthikrishna went on to marry Bijukumar as her’s and Shinu’s parents didn’t agree for marriage. After this Shinu had a relationship with Vijitha, who he married and two children-Krishna (7) and Mayookha Krishna (2).

The police said further details on the incident could only be achieved after postmortem. Thiruvananthapuram rural SP B Ashokan, Attingal DySP PV Baby, CI VV Dipin and SI Sanoj collected evidence from the scene.

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