Bengaluru: City police arrested the man who hung his son from a ceiling fan while his screaming daughter filmed the act on a mobile phone. The 45-year-old man also killed his wife who worked as a domestic help.
The accused told police that in order to escape from heavy debt, the family that ran a chit fund scheme had agreed on a suicide pact.
In a chilling video, the man can be seen standing on a small table and draped a bed sheet around the 12-year-old son who offers no resistance. He then releases the grip until the boy becomes immobile.
The woman can also be seen lying on the floor in the video.
After the 17-year-old girl informed her neighbours about the incident, they called the police. Cops are yet to record the statement of the girl.
The incident is similar to the sensational North Delhi's Burari death case where 11 members of the family took their lives between 2 and 3 am at their house.