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Family of five commits suicide in UP

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 15:40

Lucknow: A primary school teacher, his wife and three daughters committed suicide by jumping into the Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh`s Mathura district late Monday, police said.

Mathura Senior Superintendent of Police RKS Rathore told a news agency that the teacher has been identified as Amar Singh (32), a resident of Haryana.

He leaped into the river along with wife Meera (28), daughters Ekta (8), Anupma (5) and Aditi (4) from a bridge in the Shergarh area. All the five were washed away in the strong current and their bodies are yet to be found, Rathore said.

Amar was posted as a teacher at a primary school in Karman village of Mathura district.

A note has been found at the family`s house. But it does not mention the reason behind the extreme step the family took, police said.


First Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 15:40

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