Mumbai: Bodies of mother and son found in Mira Road apartment
A suicide note was found typed on a laptop which was kept on charge mode. The note said, "No one should be responsible for the deaths stated that son had killed the mother by giving her poison and later consume the same poison and died."
The Navghar police have discovered two decomposed bodies from Meri Gold building, Beverly Park, in Mira Road on Sunday.
"The bodies recovered were identified as that of 75-year-old Meenakshi Iyer and her 42-year-old son Venkateshwar Iyer. They were residing on rent in flat number 702 of the building since the last two years," an official said, adding that they could have died 4 to 5 days ago.
The body of Meenakshi was found lying in the living room while her son Venkateshwar's body was recovered from the bedroom. A suicide note was found typed on a laptop which was kept on charge mode. The note said, "No one should be responsible for the deaths stated that son had killed the mother by giving her poison and later consume the same poison and died."
"The resident of the building informed the flat owner and later, the police after a foul smell from the flat. After they arrived, the police tried to break open the door, but it was locked on the inside. After breaking open the door, with the flat owner neighbours and security guard around, they discovered the bodies," said a police official from a local police station.
During the investigation, it was revealed that the deceased hailed Kerala and had moved into the apartment in June 2017. The rent agreement expired in April and Venkateshwar sought 3-4 months in order to vacate the flat. He also informed the owner about his plan to move overseas with his mother.
"Initially, Venkateshwar was working with an IT firm but since the past couple of months he was jobless. He was probably facing a financial crisis and hence must have taken such a step," the official added.
"After conducting the Panchnama, the police officials sent the bodies for autopsy at a local government hospital. They also managed to inform their relatives who reside in Kerala," he added further.
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