Hyderabad : Unable to bear the daily suffering at the hands of their alcohol and drug-addicted son, he was strangled to death by a couple in Telangana.

The heart-wrenching incident took place on Monday at Rajanna Sircilla in the district.

Yes. Balaiya Gaur and his wife Lavanya, along with their two other sons, killed 23-year-old Nikhil.

According to the police, the incident is from Dharmaram village of Konaraopet mandal, about 160 km from Hyderabad.

Gaur and Lavanya were fed up with the problems created by Nikhil, who had become addicted to alcohol and drugs. He used to quarrel with them and beat them every day.

A police officer, Nikhil had worked in Oman and Malaysia for three years. After returning home two years ago, he was working as a driver. As he became addicted to alcohol and drugs, his parents approached the police with a request for counselling.

However, there was no change in them after counseling by the police.

On Monday, Nikhil came home drunk and started beating his father.

When Gaur scolded him, Nikhil got furious and tried to attack him with a pestle. Gaur staggered to save himself and then attacked his son with the same pestle, injuring him.

Afraid that he might attack them again, his parents and two brothers Vamshi and Ajay hold onto him tightly. They put a rope around Nikhil’s neck and strangled him to death.

On the complaint of the Village Revenue Officer (VRO), the police arrested the four accused.

Circle Inspector Srilatha said they have registered a case and are investigating further.