A man from Kataka was arrested for poisoning his parents to death
A man from Kataka was arrested for poisoning his parents to death. Image source: IANS News
Hassan: . AUGUST 28 (IANS) Karnataka Police on Monday arrested a man in Hassan district for poisoning his parents to death.
The accused was identified as 27-year-old Manjunath, a resident of Bilahalli in Arkalgud taluk, while the victims were his father Nanjundappa (55) and mother Uma (48).
According to the police, Manjunath poisoned his parents’ food with pesticides on August 15.
The couple fell ill after eating the food and were taken to hospital. And they returned home after a few days.
But on August 23, Nangundaba and Uma died suddenly.
According to the sources, the effects of the pesticide can remain for weeks in the intestines, and death may occur at a later time.
The police investigation revealed that Manjunath, the couple’s second son, had been having an affair with a widow and misused the money.
His mother opposed and convicted him in connection with the two cases and also demanded that he pay back the money he had taken from her.
The police further said that without informing the authorities, Manjunath also tried to cremate his dead parents.
But the couple’s other son reported the sudden death of his parents to the police, after which the bodies were sent for autopsy.
The autopsy report stated that the cause of death was unnatural.
After being questioned by the police, Manjunath confessed to the crime and was subsequently arrested.
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