NAGERCOIL, Mar 18:
In a shocking incident, a four-year old boy was drowned to death as his father could not repay debt.
The deceased boy was identified as Raina, son of Arogya Kepinraj, a fisherman, native of Agroyapuram in Kanyakumari district.
The boy was playing near house yesterday morning. After sometime the boy went missing following which his parents enquired in the neighbourhood.
The couple was told that one Antonysamy (38) took the boy on his motorcycle.The worried parents contacted Antonysamy over mobile phone but there was no response.
When they went to his house it was locked. Then a complaint was lodged with the Kanyakumari police.
Police traced the location of Antonysamy with the help of mobile phone service providers and arrested him at Palakkad.
Inquiries by the police revealed that Antonysamy, angered by the non-repayment of the debt by Kepin, took the boy to a coconut grove on the beach and drowned him to death in a water tank.
SI Nithya of Thenthamaraikulam rushed to the spot and found the dead body of the boy.
The body was sent to Aasaripallam government hospital for post mortem.