Bengaluru : A 45-year-old man who hung his son from a ceiling fan while his screaming daughter filmed the act on a mobile phone has been arrested in Bengaluru.
He also killed his 38-year-old wife, who worked as a help, the police said.
Neighbours contacted the police after the 17-year-old girl informed them of the horror in morning.
The police said they are yet to record the girl’s statement.
The accused reportedly told the police that the family, which ran a chit fund scheme, had agreed on a suicide pact to escape from heavy debt.
In the disturbing video, the man is seen standing on a small table and tying what appears to be a bed sheet around the neck of his 12-year-old son, who does not offer any resistance. He then releases his grip until the boy becomes immobile. A woman is also seen lying on the floor.