Parents, son found hanging in Kerala hospital

In a suspected case of suicide, a middle-aged couple and their 12-year-old son were found dead in a private hospital at Kanhangad in the district on Sunday, police said.

Kasargod: In a suspected case of suicide, a middle-aged couple and their 12-year-old son were found dead in a private hospital at Kanhangad in the district on Sunday, police said.

The couple were found hanging from the ceiling fan while the boy was hanging from the bar of a window, they said.
Police identified the victims as Thampan (56), his wife Padmini (45) and son Karthik (12), who was said to be suffering from serious ill-effects of endosulfan pesticide spraying in cashew plantation areas in north Kerala.
Thampan`s two children had earlier died due to ill-effects of the pesticide.

The family had come to the hospital for treatment of their son yesterday.

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