Tiruvannamalai familicide
Date April 1933
Location(s) Tiruvannamalai, British Raj
Target(s) Family
Killed 6

In April 1933 a man killed his wife and five children at the foot of the Arunchala, near Tiruvannamalai, British Raj. Apparently because of poverty and unemployment the middle-aged man and his family, who were from Trichinopoly, offered a tribute to the God Ganesha and signed a letter in which they pleaded for their death. Afterwards the man murdered his wife, two sons, aged 15 and 19, two daughters, aged 12 and 15, as well as a 18-months-old child, and then hanged himself on a tree.[1][2] [3][4][5]


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