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Kerala Parents Kill 25-Year-Old Drug Addict Son For Being Violent

The couple told the police that their son would regularly thrash them if they did not give him money for drugs.

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A disturbing case of murder has emerged in Thiruvananthapuram, where a middle-aged couple killed their own son after growing tired of the violence he committed under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

According to the police, the 25-year-old Santhosh, was allegedly murdered on 1 June by his parents, who threw acid on his face and attacked him with an iron rod.

Sreedharan,53, and Saraswathy, 47, were arrested along with their younger son Sajin, 21, by the Parassala police on Sunday.

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The crime came to light on 2 June, when a neighbour came looking for Sreedharan, who was an auto driver. Instead, he found Santhosh’s corpse lying in a pool of blood, and Sreedharan and Saraswathy missing.

Sajin, who was still in the house, pretended not to know anything about what had happened to Santhosh. While the neighbour rushed out and alerted the police, Sajin fled the house too.

The neighbour informed police and by the time we reached there all of them were absconding. But, after two days, mother and son surrendered. They told us that they were tired of Santhosh’s violence, and that he used to attack them every day after drinking or taking drugs. Santhosh also did not go for any work. Even a day before his death he had assaulted his mother.
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Police also said that the parents had made other attempts to kill Santhosh by poisoning his food and also by immolating him. But those attempts were not successful.

“Santhosh used to thrash his father and mother if they did not give him money for drugs. He also used to destroy things in the house, according to the statements given by the arrested. So they had planned to kill him,” the inspector said.

(This article was published in an arrangement with The News Minute.)

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