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200 attend vigil for 9 year old allegedly killed by father

200 people gathered outside an elementary school near Dallas to mourn the death of a 9-year-old boy allegedly killed by his father.

WFAA reports it happened in McKinney, TX where 39-year-old Ponnazhakan Subramanian is accused of stabbing his son and then turning the knife on himself.

He is being treated for his injuries at a hospital and is being held on $1 million bond on capital murder charges.

The mother found her son bleeding and unconscious inside the home, according to Fox4.

“We continue to keep the child’s mother and their entire family in our thoughts and prayers during this unspeakably difficult time,” McKinney police said in a statement.

The incident stunned McKinney’s South Asian community.

“From the father’s perspective… emotionally something went wrong,” said Vijay Ranganathan.

“Was this a preventable? Absolutely. Seek help. Communicate. Seek help,” said Vijay Ranganathan.

The community has one of the largest Indian communities in North Texas.

“People are still praying for the family,” said Dinesh Hooda of the India Association of North Texas. “If you are in stress, if you are not able to handle the situation, reach out to friends for help.”

If you are in a mental health crisis or know someone who is, you can call 988.

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