MUMBAI : A man first hanged his 6 year old son from a tree in the Vandivali jungle in Manor on Monday evening, and then committed suicide by hanging from a tree after he left home in a huff, post a domestic quarrel with his wife, whom he suspected of infidelity. Meantime, the Manor police have arrested the woman for abettment of suicide on Tuesday afternoon.
The 36 year old man (name withheld) works in a factory in Palghar and stayed with his wife (aged 30 years) and minor son aged 6 years in Manor. Since the past few months, the man suspected his wife's character as she had ran away from her home twice and he had registered missing complaints with us,said API Siddhawa Jaybhaye of Manor police station. Whenever she returned home, the man would question her whereabouts and the two would fight on this issue, she said.
On Monday afternoon, a similar fight occurred, and the man alongwith his son came to the Vandiwali jungles and first hanged his son from a tree, where he died, and due to guilt, also hanged from the same tree,she said. Locals found the bodies and informed us and we took the same in our custody and sent it for post mortem and its report is awaited,she said.
As per the statements of the victim's relatives, we found that the victim and his wife would have regular domestic tiffs over the woman's character, said Jaybhaye. We have arrested the woman under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC and also registered case of murder against the deceased victim, as he had murdered his only minor son, said the official. The woman is in police custody remand when produced before the Palghar court on Tuesday, said police.