Couple ‘kills’ daughter, ends lives at homestay

Couple ‘kills’ daughter, ends lives at homestay

December 10, 2023

Madikeri: Three of a family including a 10-year-old girl from Kerala were allegedly found dead at a homestay in Kaggodlu, Madikeri taluk in Kodagu district yesterday.

The deceased have been identified as Vinod Babu (40), his wife Jiby Abraham (35) and their daughter. The couple is suspected to have killed their daughter, before taking their own lives by hanging, the Police said.

The couple had booked the homestay online from Tamil Nadu and checked into the place, along with their daughter, on Friday evening. They had come in a posh car bearing registration number KL-28-F-0093.

They were scheduled to check-out on Saturday at 10 am, but remained locked inside their room.

Anand, the Manager of the accommodation, knocked on their room door, but there was no reply from inside. He peeped through the window to see the couple hanging, with their daughter lying on the cot.

The Manager informed Madikeri Rural Police about the incident, who rushed to the spot. They later informed their family members about the incident.

According to the death note purportedly written by the couple in Malayalam, they have stated  “We ourselves are responsible for our death, due to financial constraints.” They had also written the cell phone numbers of some of their relatives on the death note, stated Police.

Sniffer dog and forensic experts inspected the spot.

The bodies will be handed over to their relatives after post-mortem this afternoon.

Madikeri Rural Police have registered a murder case and two suicide cases in relation to the incident.


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