Kerala : Mother kills son and sister with poison laced ice cream

Varsha has been registered for homicide and abetment to suicide committed by a child.

On February 11, 2021, Varsha of 25 years old mixed some rat poison in an ice-cream and consumed it in an attempt to take her own life. But in this process, she killed her five years old son and her 19 years old sister.

According to the information, this incident took place at Kanhangad in the Kasaragod district of Kerala. Varsha has been registered for homicide and abetment to suicide committed by a child.

According to the reports, Varsha after consuming some ice-cream laced with rat poison and went to her room feeling uncomfortable. She left half of the poisonous ice, which was later accidentally consumed by her son Adwaith, and sister Drishya. They had also ordered some biryani for dinner from a restaurant.

Later that night, the young boy started vomiting. When his condition got worsened, the family took him to the nearest hospital. On February 12, in the morning time, the five-year-old succumbed and died.

Drishya, who fell ill after Adwaith’s death, was also admitted to the same hospital. After battling for her life for over a week, Drishya, too, died on February 24, Wednesday morning.

The police registered the case on February 17, based on the complaint from Varsha's relative, Sanod.

The police said, "As she did not experience any uneasiness after consuming the poisoned ice-cream, Varsha did not inform anybody of her suicide attempt or even that her son and sister got ill. The family thought Adwaith and Drishya became ill after consuming the biryani."

As per experts reports, "Ingesting rat poison can prove to be more fatal for children than adults. Symptoms could surface after days or weeks after consuming rat poison. It affects the liver, heart and causes internal bleeding, among other symptoms."

Varsha has been booked under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 305 (abetment of suicide by the child, or insane or delirious person or an idiot, or a person intoxicated) of the Indian Penal Code, the Hosdurg Police in Kasaragod to TNM.

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