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Son Arrested for Poisoning Parents: Tragic Incident Unfolds in Karnataka’s Hassan District

A grim incident unfolded in Arkalgud taluk of Hassan district, Karnataka, as 27-year-old Manjunath was arrested for poisoning his parents to death. The victims, Nanjundappa (55) and Uma (48) fell ill after consuming food laced with pesticide on August 15, for which they were hospitalized. While they returned home, their sudden demise on August 23 raised suspicions.

Police investigations revealed that Manjunath had an affair with a widow and had financial disputes with his parents. Allegedly, his mother had condemned his actions and demanded repayment of borrowed money. In a shocking revelation, Manjunath attempted to cremate his parents without informing the authorities. His arrest followed a confession during police interrogation.