In a very tragic case reported from Mumbai, a stock broker died by suicide on Tuesday, after allegedly hanging his minor daughter. The matter pertains to Kalachowkie area near Lalbaug in the city.
A suicide note was recovered in the house by police.
42-year-old Bhupesh Pawar was allegedly having a troubled marriage with his wife Bhagyashree. The couple had a 11-year-old daughter named Arrah. On Tuesday, Pawar first allegedly hanged his daughter and then ended his own life, leaving a suicide note blaming his wife and parents-in-law for pushing him towards the extreme step.
According to the police, Pawar and Bhagyashree had been married 12 years. While Pawar was a stockbroker, Bhagshree had a part-time job as a data entry operator, which Pawar allegedly did not like.
According to Bhagyashree, around 11.30am on Tuesday, she made a call to her daughter but no one picked up. She then called her husband, who also did not respond. She rushed home, but no one answered the door.
She called the police control room, the door was opened where police found both Pawar and Arrah hanging in the hall. The police took them to KEM hospital, where the father and daughter were declared dead.
The note is dated April 20, which read that Pawar had been contemplating the move for some time. The suicide note was sent to experts for handwriting verification.
The note said Pawar’s bank balance and home should go to his younger brother and the note should be considered his will.
Speaking with TOI, the police said that around 9.30am on Tuesday, the couple had a heated argument, after which the wife left for her work.
The Kalachowkie police received a call from Bhagyashree informing them of the incident. She told the officials that she was trying her husband’s phone and after he did not answer her calls, she suspected something was wrong and reached the house. With the help of locals, they broke open the door.
Speaking with Hindustan Times, deputy commissioner of police, Zone IV, Dr Pravin Munde said,
We have registered a murder case against the deceased and accidental death report in connection with his own death and are investigating the matter.
We have found a suicide note in which he talked about the disputes with his wife and issues pertaining to distribution of property. We are trying to ascertain if the wife was anyway involved in the incident’s provocation.
Adding further, Munde said,
We suspect he hanged the daughter first and then died by suicide.
Speaking with TOI, assistant commissioner of police Kalpana Gadekar said,
We are told that the couple often had fights over frivolous issues and both used to doubt each other’s character.
Another officer quoted:
Recently, Bhagyashree had left to live with her parents, said another officer. Peace was restored after both families intervened. We are studying the suicide note.
- Its time India must introduce easier divorce laws
- The matrimonial laws made in 1950s are still forced upon a couple in 2023
- While the married women have every single law in their favour to step out from an abusive marriage, most often, married men find no exit from harassment by wife and in-laws and end up taking extreme steps
If you know anyone around you suffering from such a marital discord, please ask them to connect with below helplines.
Suicide Prevention Helpline
Men in distress due to family problems or facing threats of false cases from in-laws can contact either of the Men’s Rights NGOs:
You can also contact Government of India 24×7 toll-free mental health rehabilitation helpline ‘KIRAN’ on 1800-599-0019
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