Kerala woman, 28, confesses to killing parents and daughter

Kannur, Kerala: A woman was arrested here on Tuesday night after she confessed of killing her parents and her nine-year-old daughter by poisoning them in a gap of four months this year, police said.

Police cracked the crime after a 13-hour-long questioning of Soumya, 28.

Soumya was taken for questioning when she was convalescing at a state run hospital near here after being admitted for nausea and indigestion – incidentally the same symptoms that her parents and her elder daughter suffered before they died.

While her mother died on March 7, her father passed away on April 13, her daughter died on January 31. However, following a complaint from a relative, the body of the child was exhumed after rat poison was found in the viscera of her parents.

According to police, Soumya denied any role in the death of her one year old daughter in 2012.

Incidentally, this happened in the home village of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and it was only after his intervention did the police speeded up the investigation.

The woman was separated from her husband and, according to police, her motive for killing her parents and child were because of them being an “impediment’ to her affairs.


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