In a shocking incident in Agra, three members of a family, including a minor girl, were found hanging in their house on Wednesday morning.
All the three allegedly committed by suicide.
A suicide note was also recovered which pointed poverty as the reason for the decision of the deceased to end their lives. The police, however, did not share the suicide note with media persons and claimed to be matching the handwriting of the suicide note with that of Sonu Sharma.
The deceased were identified as Sonu Sharma (38), his wife Geeta Sharma (35) and 8-year-old daughter Shrishti.
The 10-year-old son of the family, Shyam, is the sole survivor.
The bodies were sent for post-mortem.
According to family members, Sonu had married Geeta about 15 years ago and lived separately in the Awas Vikas Colony. About six years ago, Sonu met with an accident and then started working in his father`s business. He stopped working when the COVID-19 pandemic set in and was living in his parent's house. His parents used to bear the expenses of his family and Sonu had discontinued the education of his children.
Sonu's mother informed the police that her grandson, Shyam, came to the house on Wednesday morning and refused to go back. When asked, he said that his father, mother and sister were hanging by a rope.
"We went and saw them hanging after which we informed the police," she said.
A police official said that the son was not talking about the incident. It was intriguing that he was not a part of the suicide pact.
Sonu’s brother-in-law Vijay Kashyap also lives in the same locality.
Senior Superintendent of Police of Agra, Prabhakar Chaudhary, said that a suicide note written in a very emotional manner was recovered from the spot. He said the deceased was unemployed for the past many months and the three (husband, wife and daughter) seemed to have jointly decided to end their lives.
Further investigations are on in the matter.
Meanwhile, a junior resident doctor allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College in Meerut.
Reports said that a second year student of radiology department, identified as Monica Dubey, hanged herself in her room in the girls’ hostel sometime late Tuesday night. Her body was found hanging by her colleagues on Wednesday morning.
Monica Dubey was married and had returned to Meerut from her home in Allahabad two days ago. Her colleagues failed to give any immediate reason which forced the young doctor to end her life.
The body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the hostel room and the room was locked from inside. At present, the police are waiting for the post-mortem report.
Monica Dubey's acquaintance and her husband were also being questioned to find out the reason for the extreme step taken by the resident doctor. A case was registered in this regard.
In another incident reported from Ballia, a man committed suicide by jumping in front of a train, allegedly after being upset with his wife.
Both the couple had some differences over domestic issues and hurled abuses on each other, the family members claimed.
On Wednesday morning, after a dispute, the husband, Sugamal Yadav (28), left home and ended his life by jumping in front of the Chauri-Chaura Express train in Ubhaon area of Ballia district. The local police rushed to the spot and sent the body for autopsy.
Further investigations are on.