In a shocking story reported from Jodhpur in Rajasthan, a family of seven, including husband, wife & five children died by suicide due to wife’s extra-marital affair. The paramour of the deceased woman has been arrested.
Shankararam (32), a resident of village Galipa in Sanchore, was married to Badli (30). The couple had five children, elder daughter being 12-years-old, while youngest son being 3. Badli was having an extra-marital affair with one Chelaram (40) since the past year.
On Tuesday, the entire family of seven jumped into the Narmada canal. According to Jalore police, all bodies were recovered a day later on Wednesday, around 200 metres away from where their belongings had been found on the bank of the canal. The police investigated the matter and learnt that the wife’s extra-marital affair had been the primary motive behind family’s death.
Police have arrested Chelaram on charges of abetment of suicide after a complaint against him was lodged by the family members of the victim’s family.
Speaking with TOI, Sanchore SHO Niranjan Pratap Singh said Badli had an affair with Chelaram, a married man, for over a year and Shankararam came to know about it. Singh added,
Shankararam had complained about it to Chelaram’s family and villagers and a panchayat had been held sometime back to advise Chelaram against this affair. But it did not have any impact on him and he became more belligerent.
Shankraram’s efforts to rein in him failed and he began to threaten him and this led to regular quarrel between the couple.
On Monday, the couple had a big fight which was mitigated by the family members and villagers. But on Tuesday, they again had some tiff and Shankararam warned his wife that he would die by suicide. Singh said,
To this, his wife said that she would also go with him and both of them, in an impulse, left for the canal with their 5 children. They tied themselves together and jumped into the canal on Tuesday afternoon.
On Wednesday, everybody learnt about the incident after some clothes and a phone was found near the canal by some villagers and a search operation was initiated by police and the SDRF.
The body of Prakash was found close to the spot from where they jumped, but bodies of the rest of the members were found around 200 metres away as they remained tied together.
Adultery has been decriminalised by Supreme Court of India in 2018.
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#Jodhpur: Family Of Seven Die By Suicide Due To Wife's Extra-Marital Affair; Paramour Arrested
▪️Deceased include: Husband, wife (who had affair), 5 minor children
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