Kasaragod, Aug 13: A teenage girl lost her life and her father is in a critical condition after eating the ice cream laced with poison served by the victim’s elder brother in Kerala.
The deceased has been identified as Ann Mary (16), daughter of Benny and Bessy couple, residents of Balal in Vellarikundu in Kasaragod district.
Mary’s elder brother Albin Benny (22) has been arrested by the police in connection with the incident. It is said that Albin resorted to such a heinous crime as his sister and parents were against his love affair. Besides, he wanted to snatch property from the family.
While the father Benny is being treated in the district hospital, mother Bessy is under treatment in Kannur private hospital.
Though the incident had happened two weeks ago, now the police have confirmed the death of Mary, who breathed her last on August 5, was a murder.
The sister and the parents of the accused had consumed ice cream prepared at home. Soon after, began vomiting and suffered from diarrhoea. Two days later, Mary's condition worsened and she was admitted to a hospital. As Benny's condition was critical, he was initially treated in Payyanur hospital and then later in Kozhikode hospital.
The post-mortem report confirmed that Mary died of poisoning. Hence police registered a case and launched a fresh investigation. The poisonous substance was found only in the body of parents and the daughter but not in the body of Albin. During the interrogation, he reportedly confessed that he served ice cream laced with poison to his family.