MANANTHAVADY: A husband and wife in Mananthavady committed suicide on Thursday by setting themselves on fire. The victims have been identified as Rajan (60) and his wife Vimalakumari (40), who were the residents of Settlement colony in Mangalady in Edavaka Gramapanchayat. They set themselves on fire after dousing their bodies with petrol.
The incident happened around 12:30 am. Though both were shifted to the district hospital, Vimalakumari died soon after that and Rajan died in the morning.
Rajan had married Vimalakumari only a few months ago. She had three sons in her earlier marriage. The bodies of the couple are kept at Mananthavady District hospital mortuary.
CI Sajeevan and SI Vinod Valiyattoor reached the spot and initiated further procedures.