Man commits suicide after killing mother in their rented apartment in Mumbai

Mumbai : IT engineer poisoned his mother and killed himself in Mira Road last week. He was upset that he did not get a promised job abroad and that prompted him to do this heinous crime.

The diseased is identified as Venkateshwar Iyer, 42 has poisoned his 75-year-old mother, Meenakshi, and then killed himself by consuming the same poison in their rented apartment on Mira Road on Friday. Their bodies were discovered on Sunday, after the neighbours complained to the flat owner of a foul smell emanating from the house.

The police found a suicide note on the man’s laptop blaming nobody for the act. An accidental death report (ADR) has been registered at the Mira Road police station.

They were staying on the seventh floor in the building since July 2017. In April this year, their lease expired, said police. However, Iyer asked his landlord, Devdutt Dukhande, for an extension of three months.

On Sunday, when other residents in the building noticed a foul smell, they alerted the landlord. He tried to open the door with a duplicate key but found that the door was latched from the inside. He then informed us and we broke down the door,” said Dhombe.

“We are awaiting the post mortem reports. We informed their relatives in Kerala who claimed their bodies on Monday.”

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