In a shocking incident, a mobile phone service centre owner killed his 7-year-old son by cutting his veins and then attempted to commit suicide on Friday night.
A resident of Teynampet, Urmil Dolia runs a mobile phone service centre on P.T. Rajan Road in K.K. Nagar. “Urmil Dolia had left his house on Friday night telling his wife that he would be in the shop,” the police said. He also took his son Madhav Dolia with him, according to the police.
Nearby shoppers grew suspicious as Urmil's two-wheeler had remained parked near his shop but the shutter closed. They informed Vadapalani police, who broke open the shutter to find the father and son lying in a pool of blood. They were rushed to the hospital, but Madhav was declared brought dead. Urmil Dolia is under treatment. Urmil had cut Madhav’s veins and he did the same to himself too, said police.
Preliminary inquiry suggests that Urmil Dolia had suffered losses in business due to his prolonged illness. “Mounting debt might be a possible reason for his decision,”the police added. Based on his wife Kalaiselvi's complaint, Vadapalani police have registered a case and are investigating.