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Indian couple kill son, commit suicide in Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur, May 20: An Indian couple poisoned to death their two-year-old son before committing suicide in Malaysia, officials said Thursday.

The couple fed rat poison to their son before jumping to their deaths off the 29th floor of their luxury condominium in Brickfields, The Star newspaper reported.

The sprawled bodies of the husband and wife, aged 34 and 29, were discovered by a security guard on the ground floor of the building, while the child's body was found in the master bedroom of the family's 14th floor residence.

A bottle of Panadol, rat poison and a bloodied knife were found near the toddler's body.

According to police, the boy's father, who worked as a financial consultant with a private firm, had first tried to slit his wrist but decided to jump with his wife instead.

The family was reported to be in the country for less than two months.

City criminal investigation chief Ku Chin Wah said initial investigations placed the time of death between midnight and 4 a.m. Thursday.

Police are yet to ascertain the reason for their suicide, he added.