Family of 7 commits suicide due to Financial Crisis

Family of 7 commits suicide due to Financial Crisis
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On Monday, a family of seven members committed mass suicide due to the financial crisis they are facing Deepak Kumar Jha along with his parents, wife, two children and his brother allegedly committed suicide

RANCHI: On Monday, a family of seven members committed mass suicide due to the financial crisis they are facing. Deepak Kumar Jha along with his parents, wife, two children and his brother allegedly committed suicide.

The police said that they found the brothers bodies were hanging from the ceiling fan and the remaining five of them were found on a mattress wrapped with a cloth inside a room.

The police later identified the dead as Shashi Kumar Jha, 65, a retired railway employee, his wife Gayatri Devi, 60, along with their sons Deepak Jha, 40, and Rupesh Jha, 39, Deepak’s wife Soni Jha, 38, and their children one-year-old son Jagu and six-year-old daughter Drishti.

The landlord said that Jha wanted to set up his own business but was steeped in debt and Rupesh Jha, his younger brother was unemployed.

Some neighbours told the police that the family was facing a huge financial crisis and the treatment of the youngest member of the family may have driven them to commit suicide.

“It seems a case of suicide but let the investigations get over,” said Anish Gupta, Senior police officer.

Police said that they have found two suicide notes, one for 15 pages and other of two pages but denied to share them. They are suspecting that brothers killed the five members of the family and later hanged themselves.

The bodies were found by a school girl who went and knocked at the door as school van of Deepak Jha’s daughter kept honking but got no response.

Earlier a month ago 11 members of a family in Delhi’s Burari were found hanging in their home on July 1. From number of diaries found, getting material for their own suicide, investigators believe that mass suicide was driven by blind faith that the ‘ritual’ would help them to attain salvation.

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