A five-year-old girl was orphaned after her parents allegedly murdered her three-year-old brother and committed suicide in Sulibele police station limits on the outskirts of the city Wednesday night. The child welfare committee has taken custody of the girl,Neelam.
The police said security guard Shivraj Joshi (30) and wife Usha (26) of Nepal slit the throat of Nirmal before committing suicide at their house,a shed provided by a private factory,in Pillagumpe Industrial Area near Hoskote. They also tried to force Neelam to consume poison but she ran out.
The matter came to light Thursday morning when neighbours found the girl standing a little away from the house and crying. A death note written in Hindi suggested an incurable health problem pushed the couple to take the extreme step.