Couple found dead

A couple was found dead in a forest near Nanguneri on Thursday.

Police said the decomposed bodies of Mookkan, 70, of Ilanthoppu near Nanguneri and his wife Selvamani, 61, were found in a forest on Thursday when the passers-by happened to notice it lying in a secluded place. After they alerted the police, the bodies were sent for post-mortem.

During investigation, Nanguneri police found that the couple had gone out of their house on last Sunday and did not return home.The police also found that the poverty-stricken couple had property dispute which might have driven them to take the extreme decision of committing suicide.

Those in distress or having suicidal tendencies could seek help and counselling by calling State’s health helpline ‘104’ or Chennai-based Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044 24640050.

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