AGENCIES: A man, who was facing financial issues, helped his wife kill herself then killed his two daughters before attempting suicide on Thursday in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district, said police.
Manoj Patel, a resident of Bambhori Rangua village of the district, was rushed to a hospital in a critical condition. The bodies of his wife Poonam and six-month-old daughter Jiya and another daughter Sonam, 10, were sent for a post mortem examination.
Sagar’s superintendent of police (SP), Amit Sanghi, said Patel’s wife ended her life first by hanging herself from a hook in the ceiling of a room. Manoj helped her and later strangled his daughters to death, he added.
“Police recovered a suicide note from Manoj’s possession in which Manoj had written that he and his wife had mutually decided to end their lives,” Sanghi, said.
“Manoj blamed his poor financial condition for his drastic step in the note. Prima facie, to end his own life Manoj first tried to hang himself from the ceiling but when he failed to do so, he might have consumed poison,” said the SP.
Patel had left his other daughters, seven-year-old twins, with their grandmother in another house in the neighborhood on Wednesday night, said the police.