Kerala: Father, son set themselves on fire after daughter-in-law files domestic violence case

Kochi (Kerala):

In a horrifying incident, a 32-year-old man and his 70-year-old father died by suicide after setting themselves on fire in Marottichuvadu, near Nedumbassery in Kerala.

The deceased have been identified as Anto and his father Antony. Anto is an accused in a domestic violence case filed by his wife, according to a report in The New Indian Express.

The report stated that Anto self-immolated at around 2 pm on Tuesday, while his father ended his life at around 5.30 pm after hearing the news of his son’s suicide. While both of them were rushed to the nearby hospital, they could not be saved. 

Earlier, Anto’s wife Nivya had lodged a domestic abuse complaint against him at Chengamanad, police informed. Based on the complaint, the police had registered a case against Anto under Section 498 A (harassment against women) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“Issues between the couple had worsened, with Nivya filing a case against him. This might have prompted Anto to kill self,” the report quoted a police official as saying.

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