In a shocking incident, three members of a family allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the eighth floor of their apartment in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad. A husband and his wife along with another woman jumped from the eighth floor of their Indirapuram apartment in Vaibhav Khand area on Monday night. Before the trio took this step, the couple strangled their two children--a daughter and a son--and stabbed them while they were sleeping inside the house, according to the Ghaziabad Police. The boy had a knife wound on his neck. The girl (18) was a pass out of Class 12, and the boy (13) was in Class 9.
Initially, while the wife died at the spot, the other woman was seriously injured and admitted to a hospital. However, she later succumbed to her injuries. According to an initial investigation, the reason for the incident is domestic discord and financial crisis.
A suicide note, pinned to a wall, was recovered and it cited financial crisis as the reason for this step, according to the Ghaziabad Police. A certain amount of money was also found and the note asked it to be used for the funeral rites of the family members, added the police.
The police identified the three adults--Gulshan Vasudev (45), his wife Parveen and Sanjana. Sanjana was living with the family for the last five years. She was working as the manager of a jeans business. There was a jeans factory in Gandhi Nagar.
The name of a person, Rakesh Verma, was also written in the suicide note. However, there are no details about this person. Several other names have also been mentioned in the letter, added the police.
A pet rabbit was also strangled. Further investigation is underway, further added the police. The police have recovered Sulfas tablets from the house. Three teams have been formed by the Ghaziabad police to trace Rakesh Verma. Allegedly, Verma was earlier sent to jail. The police is questioning the family members of Verma.
On December 1, the dues of the maid was cleared and she was dismissed from service, citing a tour of the family. On Monday, Gulshan had distributed blankets and jackets to the house help, guard, and housekeeping staff. All the clothes were new, according to Kaushal Sharma a staff of the society. The family had shifted to this society in October.
This is a developing story. More details are awaited.