Mystery of doctor's murder and suicide

WHEN 11-year-old Ani Chiti went to sleep he had a mother, father and brother. He awoke an orphan hours later after a mystery double murder and suicide. Police were today trying to unravel the riddle of why Ani's father - a doctor at Ipswich Hospital - apparently murdered his wife, then killed himself and his two-year-old son.

By Colin Adwent

WHEN 11-year-old Ani Chiti went to sleep he had a mother, father and brother. He awoke an orphan hours later after a mystery double murder and suicide.

The youngster slept as his mum Dr Anupama Chiti was knifed to death by his dad, Dr Jayaprakash Rao Chiti, at their Rushmere St Andrew home.

The boy's father then drove to the Orwell Bridge where, clutching his younger son, two-year-old Pranau, he plunged 160ft to their deaths.

When police traced an abandoned Toyota which had been left on the bridge, back to Seckford Close, Rushmere, they found the 11-year-old was the family's only survivor.

Snuggled up in bed, apparently unaware his mother was lying dead in his parents' bedroom, the boy was softly woken by police and taken from the house.

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He is now too traumatised to talk and was being care for by friends until relatives arrive in Suffolk from elsewhere in the country.

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