Losing a loved one is emotionally taxing and can sometimes take a toll on one’s mind. A proof of this came from a couple from Guntur. Unable to cope with the loss of their lone son, the couple committed suicide with the belief of meeting him in heaven.
Sending the entire city into a state of shock, they took the extreme step on Sunday, exactly 45 days after the sudden death of their child. The day coincided with Vaikunta Ekadasi.
As per sources, the couple identified as Nune Chandrasekhar Rao and Naveena Rao, had virtually remained cut off from all their relatives and friends for the last two weeks and waited for the 'Vaikunta Ekadasi' to end their lives.
Before hanging themselves from a ceiling fan, the mentally-disturbed couple had apparently taken a bath and offered prayers to all the Gods at their home.
Their son, Vamsi Krishna, was a class-IX student studying at a private corporate high school located on the outskirts of the city and was living in a hostel.
Vamsi was believed to be suffering from viral fever for about a week in November 2016. By the time the school management informed his parents, the 14-year old was almost on death bed.
He succumbed to the fever on November 22 after a steep fall in his WBC count.
His parents blamed the ‘negligent’ school for their loss. Chandrasekhar Rao repeatedly met the police for over one month and confronted them for their inaction in the case.
Rejecting the claim of delay, Guntur SP Sarvasreshta Tripati said, "We are waiting for the FSL report to go ahead in the case. Unfortunately, the couple ended their lives as they were depressed after losing their son".