Woman, two children end life in Valasaravakkam

Chennai: Following a family dispute, a 30-year-old-woman along with her son (12) and daughter (7) chose to end their life by hanging from the ceiling.

According to police, the woman identified as Abitha, was married to Senthamarai (42), who runs a computer service centre. They were residing at Rayala Nagar.

The couple have a son Lakshmi Narayanan and daughter Mahalakshmi. Senthamarai returned from work last evening to see his house locked from inside. He knocked the door for long, but it was not opened.

He broke open the door with the help of neighbours and rushed in to see his wife and children hanging from the ceiling. Following information, Rayala Nagar police rushed to the spot. They retrieved the bodies and sent them for postmortem.

They found a suicide note that said that no one was behind them taking the decision. She wrote that Senthamarai should suffer without them.

Sources say that a family dispute would have triggered Abitha to take the extreme step. Further enquiries are on.