Unemployed, alcoholic man kills his parents, attempts suicide, held in Pune
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Unemployed, alcoholic man kills his parents, attempts suicide, held in Pune

Police said Parag was also undergoing psychiatric treatment.

pune Updated: Dec 07, 2017 14:39 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The unemployed youth did not harm his twin brother who was present at home at the time of the incident.(HT PHOTO)

Pune An unemployed, alcoholic man tried to commit suicide after killing both his parents after an alleged domestic fight in Shaniwar Peth on Wednesday morning. The man, who was arrested by the police, has been identified as Parag Kshirsagar (30), while his deceased parents were identified as Asha Kshirsagar (55) and Prakash Kshirsagar (60).

While the father was attacked with a sharp weapon, the mother of the man was strangled to death, according to police at the crime scene.

The incident happened at their residence on the third floor of an old building near Suyog marriage hall.

Pravin Mundhe, deputy commissioner of police, zone-2, police inspector (crime) Amrut Marathe and senior police inspector Appasaheb Shewale of Vishrambaug police station rushed to the spot after which the accused tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrist.

According to police, Parag is a diploma in mechanical engineering, an alcoholic, unmarried and unemployed. While his mother is a clerk in a local government office, his father was a retired engineer from a private company.

The two bodies were taken to the Sassoon General Hospital for postmortem. Parag is undergoing treatment for injuries from his failed suicide attempt and doctors will also check his mental condition to see if he has a problem. “We have to carry out few more tests to determine his mental state. Right now, he is undergoing treatment for the slashed wrist. The police have told us what you are telling us (he has been visiting a psychiatrist), but we need to carry out more tests to be sure,” the chief medical officer (CMO) at the outpatient department (OPD) of Sassoon General Hospital said.

Parag did not hurt his twin brother who is married and was sleeping at home at the time of the incident. Parag had been visiting a psychiatrist for at least a year, according to the police.

First Published: Dec 06, 2017 16:08 IST