R. Murugan, 40, killed his physically challenged son Rahul, 21, before ending his life at Pandian Nagar here on Friday.
Murugan, father of three children, was depressed with his youngest son’s disability. The youth also suffered from hearing and speech impairment. Worried about his son’s fate after his death, he decided to kill him, police said.
While his wife, Backiyalakshmi, was fast asleep, he pushed his son into a small water tank at his house on at the house on Bharatidasan Street. After Rahul died, Murugan hanged himself in the house.
Assistance to overcome suicidal thoughts is available over the State Health helpline 104.
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