Mangaluru, Sept 13: A 45-year-old man, who could not overcome depression even two years after his elder son’s death, has committed suicide after attacking his another son.
The incident took place at Alankar under the limits of Kadaba police station in Dakshina Kannada district.
It is learnt that Rajiv Poojary (43), a resident of Battebailu village, had slipped into permanent depression after his elder son committed suicide two years ago.
Yesterday he fought with his younger son Rathan Poojary (20) and attacked him with a sickle. Rathan’s mother, who was at the spot, immediately rushed him to hospital. He suffered severe injuries in the neck.
Meanwhile, Rajiv Poojary cut off his private parts and neck and killed himself when there was no one at house.
Rajiv’s body was handed over to his family after conducting autopsy at a private hospital in Derlakatte. Rathan is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Puttur. Kadaba police are investigating the case.
Depressed after his son’s suicide, father attacks another son; then kills self