Woman poisons disabled sons, takes her own life

Woman poisons disabled sons, takes her own life

Radhamma had been single-handedly caring for her sons, Harish (28) and Santosh (25), who were bedridden and needed to be fed.

A 50-year-old woman killed her two specially-abled sons before ending her own life at her residence in Doddathoguru in southern Bengaluru.

Radhamma had been single-handedly caring for her sons, Harish (28) and Santosh (25), who were bedridden and needed to be fed.

Police said Radhamma had come to Bengaluru from Tamil Nadu along with her husband Dashrath Reddy and two specially-abled sons 20 years ago.

Things worsened after Reddy left Radhamma 10 years ago. She had to care for her sons by renting two portions of a property she owned near Patallamma Temple.

Radhamma slipped into depression thinking about her children’s future and decided to end their lives. On Friday night, she fed them poison-laced food and ate the same.

On Saturday morning, neighbours found the doors of Radhamma’s house closed from inside for several hours and suspected something was wrong.

Some of them looked in through the window and found the lady and her two sons lying motionless.

The neighbours then contacted Dial 100 and informed the police. The Electronics City police forced their way into the house and shifted the three to a nearby hospital where they were declared brought dead. Police also recovered a suicide note written in Tamil, which said Radhamma was responsible for the death and no one else.

After the post-mortem at the St John’s hospital, police handed the bodies to Radhamma’s brothers Ashwath Narayan and Prakash Reddy.

Police have taken up a case of murder and suicide and are probing the matter further.