An Indian-American man in Texas faces capital murder charges for allegedly stabbing his nine-year-old son to death, police said.
Subramanian Ponnazhakan, 39, of McKinney, is in police custody at a hospital for “self-inflicted wounds” and his bail has been set at $1 million, the McKinney Police Department said in a statement on Sunday.
Police said they got a call from a neighbor last week who said that a woman had found her son “unconscious and bleeding” inside a home near Highway 380 and Custer Road.
When officers entered the house “forcefully”, they found the woman’s husband in the act of inflicting self-harm with a knife.
The boy, who was found with multiple stab wounds in the garage, was pronounced dead on the spot.
Police said that further investigations are on in the case.