A 65-year-old dad murders his son and then commits suicide.

M Mallaiyasamy killed his 38-year-old son and committed suicide in his house . Mallaiyasamy used poisonous chemical dye to kill himself and his son .

On Friday night, a 65-year-old man killed his 38-year-old son, a person with learning difficulties, and committed suicide in his house at Loganathapuram, near Sundarapuram.The deceased were identified as M Mallaiyasamy and his eldest son M Bhavanishankar.Bhavanishankar was prone to violent mood swings and was known to burn utensils.Bhavanishankar could not be adequately cared for after his death, according to Mallaiyasamy, a tailor.

Sathyanarayana used to console him and offer all assistance, a police officer said.When Sathyanarayana returned from work on Friday at 9.45pm, the front door of the house was locked from outside.He attempted to reach his father by phone, but there was no response.He broke open the door to find his father dead and his brother fighting for life with the support of his family.Bhavanishankar was admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Saturday, where he died around 6.30 a.m.

Podanur police inspector A Natesan filed a case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 174 of CrPC (unnatural death).Following a postmortem, the bodies were handed over to the family.