A 72-year-old woman and her 42-year-old software engineer son allegedly committed suicide due to 'depression' by consuming poison at their residence in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Monday.
The incident came to light on Sunday after neighbours of Meenakshi Iyer and her son Venkateshwaran Iyer complained of a foul smell emanating from their flat in Mira Road locality, police said.
When police entered the flat, they found the decomposed bodies of the duo lying on beds.
Police said that Venkateshwaran worked as a software engineer.
Meenakshi had fractured her leg twice recently, he said, adding that police found a suicide note saved in the laptop of Venkateshwaran which stated that they were consuming poison due to depression.
Further investigation is underway.