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Upset over sexual assault on daughter couple commit suicide

Coimbatore: Apparently upset over the sexual assault on their teenaged daughter, a couple allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison-laced soft drinks in nearby Tirupur today, police said.

Rajaperumal and his wife Ambika of Puducherry were said to be upset over the sexual assault of their teenaged daughter two days ago by a youth, who was later arrested.

Taking the rape survivor, the couple, after visiting Palani temple, came to Tirupur yesterday, police said.

Rajaperumal purchased poison, mixed it in soft drinks and gave it to his wife and daughter and consumed himself.

The couple started vomiting after sometime and hearing the screams of the daughter, passersby requisitioned ambulance and took them to Government hospital in Tirupur.

However the couple died in the night. Police handed over the daughter to a shelter home in Tirupur.