Palghar: A mother and her son, who used to play for a local cricket team was found dead at  their residence in Virar township in the district on Saturday. The bodies were recovered from their rented accommodation in Naringi locality on Satuday morning.

The deceased were identified as Vinay Chowgule (26) and his mother Saraswati (42).  “They ended their lives by consuming poison. Their neighbours found the duo lying motionless on the floor and alerted their relatives and police,” a police official told news agency PTI

Vinay used to play for a local cricket team and had won many prizes. He had lost his father a few years ago, police said. “They might have taken the extreme step due to their financial burdens,” the official added.

Their bodies were sent for post-mortem.