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Bereaved parents of Tamil Nadu man who died in road accident kill themselves

The parents of a 22-year-old man consumed poison after they saw their son’s body in Tirupur district of Tamil Nadu.

india Updated: May 22, 2018 17:34 IST
PTI, Coimbatore
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Shaktivel and Sudha killed themselves after hearing about their son’s fatal accident.(Representative image)

Unable to bear the loss of their only son in a road accident, a couple ‘committed suicide’ by consuming poison in nearby Tirupur district, police said on Tuesday.

Twenty two-year-old Nishant and his friend Kripakaran were riding a motorcycle to their native place of Pallipalayam in Namakkal district, when the two-wheeler was involved in a collision with a cargo-carrying vehicle, they said.

The riders died on the spot, they added.

On hearing about Nishant’s death, his parents had gone to the hospital where they saw his body.

They were so upset that they reportedly consumed poison, the police said.

Shaktivel and Sudha were taken to a private hospital, where they died this morning, they added.

First Published: May 22, 2018 17:34 IST