Boy with brain tumour, parents commit suicide

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Kochi, Sep 25 (UNI) A boy suffering from cancer and his parents died after consuming insecticide in a suspected suicide pact here early this morning.

Police said Geselin Das (15) and his parents Dasan (52)and Kamalam (46) were found dead around 0100 hrs in a room at the Lakeshore Hospital where the child was undergoing treatment for brain tumour since last month.

A case of suicide had been registered and the bodies taken to the Ernakulam General Hospital for post-mortem.

Officials at Lakeshore Hospital said Geselin had been admitted to the hospital on August 28 with a brain tumour.

He was progressing well after undergoing neurosurgery but later developed a kidney problem. On further tests, he was found to be suffering from leukaemia as well.

'We got a confirmed diagnosis of blood cancer on September 18.His father, working as a bus driver in Thrissur, was very upset and depressed after hearing this,'' the officials said.


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