The locals grew suspicious as they found a pair of sandals and two face masks near the auto (Representative Image).


The locals grew suspicious as they found a pair of sandals and two face masks near the auto (Representative Image). &nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspiStock Images

Key Highlights

  • On Saturday, a man allegedly murdered his sons and ended his own life in Kerala

  • The man drowned himself to death along with his younger son and the slit the throat of the older one

Thiruvananthapuram: A man in Kerala ended his life soon after he murdered his two sons on Saturday. The 32-year-old man, who works as an autorickshaw driver, allegedly ended his life as he was battling marital issues. 

The deceased man was estranged from his wife. He was identified as Safeer. On Friday, Safeer took his two sons Althaf and Alshad to meet their mother. The man was allegedly battling marital problems. 

Safeer and Alshad were found dead in the pond of Mahavishnu Temple which is located around 1.5 kilometres away from their residence in Navaikkulam. Meanwhile, Althaf’s body was found at home. His throat had been slit open.

Sandals, face masks found near man’s auto 

It was suspected that the auto driver murdered Althaf first and then took Alshad to the pond where he drowned the 10-year-old boy and ended his own life, The Times of India reported.

The incident came to light when some of the locals noticed that Safeer’s auto had been parked near the pond around 9 am. The locals grew suspicious as they found a pair of sandals and two face masks near the auto. 

After being alerted, the cops summoned fire and rescue personnel to the spot and an underwater search was launched. The cops recovered a handwritten note with a few phone numbers along with a message that Althaf was lying at home. Following this, the cops recovered Althaf’s body from the bedroom at around 10.30 am. 

When the personnel were unable to fish out the bodies scuba diving experts of fire and rescue department were asked to jump into the pond. The experts found Safeer’s body at around 11.30 am and Arshad’s body around 1 pm. The three bodies were sent to the mortuary of Thiruvananthapura Government Medical College Hospital. The post-mortem was conducted on Sunday. 



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