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Couple Commits Suicide After Pet Dies (2007)

Unable to come to terms with the death of their pet dog, an elderly couple here committed suicide by hanging themselves. The bodies of 67-year-old retired soldier C N Madanraj and his wife, Tarabai, 63, were found in their home.

According to the police, the childless couple had held a burial ceremony for their dog of 13 years called “Puppy”.

They also hosted a feast for friends before hanging themselves in their bedroom. “The couple described the grief over their pet dog in the suicide note they left on March 29,” police inspector V Anantaiah, said.

[ 2Apr2007 1237hrs ISTREUTERS, Hyderabad, ]