Kochi: In a cold-blooded murder case, a 26-year-old Ayurvedic doctor has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing his 57-year-old father by food poisoning in the Thrissur district of Kerala.
According to the police, the doctor confessed his crime of mixing poison with the curry that was served for breakfast following which he was remanded in police custody. He was in police custody since Monday and his arrest was recorded on Tuesday, he was brought to his house as part of evidence collection.
The accused allegedly mixed poison in the curry to kill his father and to seek revenge for his late mother. The doctor was the only person who refrained from consuming breakfast.
Following this, his father’s wife Geetha, mother and two labourers who consumed the poisoned food were undergoing treatment at different hospitals.
The youth admitted that he was upset with his father (Saseendran) as a few years ago, his mother had committed suicide and he held the man responsible for it. Saseendran later remarried.
The accused was apprehended just before his father’s funeral on Monday.
The incident took place on Sunday when Saseendran collapsed while entering an ATM near his house after breakfast. People, including some doctors, who were sitting at a coffee shop near the ATM counter, immediately rushed him to the Medical College hospital but he did not respond to treatment and died immediately after vomiting blood.
Saseendran’s second wife Geetha, mother Ambuja, and two workers, who were at his home, also complained of uneasiness after breakfast but recovered soon. The possibility of food poisoning was considered after other members of the family showed the same symptoms as Saseendran.
Since the accused did not have breakfast, the police became suspicious of him.
Later, the youth got himself admitted to a hospital citing excruciating stomach ache. Police questioned him after he was discharged from the hospital.
Soon, the police broke his defence and he confessed to the crime.
He admitted that he prepared the poison himself by ordering chemicals online and mixing it in the curry for breakfast. After recording his arrest, police took him to his house and showed how and where he prepared the poison.
Saseendran’s body fluid samples have been sent for scientific examination to find which poison led to his murder.