The Erode district police on Sunday arrested two individuals in reference to the homicide of three girls, who have been supplied toxic substance beneath the pretext of ‘vitamin’ tablets close to Chennimalai.
In response to the police, the deceased have been recognized as Mallika (55), her daughter Deepa (30) and their farm employee Kuppammal (65). Karupanna Gounder, Mallika’s husband is beneath remedy at a non-public hospital in Coimbatore, police mentioned.
On Saturday, whereas the 4 individuals have been at Karuppana Gounder’s home in Chennimalai, an unidentified individual approached them to be coming from a COVID-19 particular camp and supplied them tablets and left the place. The 4 individuals consumed the tablets and complained of nausea and different illnesses inside a couple of moments.
Neighbours rushed them to hospital. Nonetheless, Mallika died on the way in which to hospital. Karupanna Gounder and Deepa have been taken to a non-public hospital in Coimbatore the place Deepa died on Sunday and Kuppammal died on the authorities hospital in Salem on Sunday.
Police on Sunday arrested two individuals, Kalyanasundaram and his neighbour, a university pupil Bodesh Kumar.
In response to the police, Kalyanasundaram and Karupanna Gounder had monetary disputes and Kalyanasundaram used Bodesh Kumar to supply toxic tablets to the household. Police are investigating.