Professor murders mother, commits suicide in Delhi
20th October 2019
In a potential case of double murder-suicide, Delhi Police have recovered the body of a 55-year-old woman in a suspicious state from Delhi’s Pitampura area. The woman’s body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her Aashiana Apartment flat and her mouth was stuffed with cloth. However, in an added twist to the mysterious death, the police also found her son’s body on the tracks of Delhi Sarai Rohilla railway station.
Primary investigation reveals suicide to be the cause of death in both cases. However, the police are probing another angle — that the son might have first killed his mother and then committed suicide. The son, identified as Alan Stanley, was a guest lecturer of Philosophy in Delhi’s prestigious St Stephen’s College. He was also pursuing his PhD from IIT Delhi.
Both the victims belonged to Kottayam in Kerala. Stanley had been living in Delhi since the past one-and-a-half years and was joined by his mother only seven months ago. All of their relatives live in Kerala.
During the investigation, it was revealed that there was a pending case of abetment of suicide against the mother-son duo in Kerala and they were out on anticipatory bail.
Did suicidal son kill mother?
The son was a professor of philosophy. According to some of the witnesses, Alan was suicidal and had tried to commit suicide earlier also. The witness told that Alan tried to force his mother to commit suicide five days back but she was not ready for it then.
According to police sources, they have recovered a suicide note from the flat. The note mentions Alan’s mental condition and that he was suffering from depression.
Mother-son duo were out on bail
The sources further added that Alan’s mother Lissy had been married twice. She had Alan and another son from her first marriage. After the death of her first husband, she remarried in 2018 but her second husband also died some time ago.
Her second husband’s family filed a case of abetment of suicide against her and Alan in Kerala. Kerala Police is collecting information about the case.
The police have registered a case of murder in Lissy’s death and a case of suicide in Alan’s death.
Police are suspicious that Alan first killed his mother and then committed suicide.
The two bodies have been sent for post-mortem. The matter is under investigation.