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Three members of a family commit suicide in Odisha Odisha
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Three members of a family commit suicide in Odisha

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Mar 2024, 08:05 pm

In a shocking incident, at least three members of a Bengali family, including their father, mother, and 27-year-old mentally challenged son, committed suicide on Saturday night at Rajendranagar under the Talachua Marine Police Station.

Pattamundai SDPO Khyamasagar Panda identified the deceased as Sridam Mandal (55), his wife Jayanti Mandal (50), and their son Parikhit Mandal (27).

The SDPO rushed to the spot to conduct an inquiry into the unfortunate incident.

According to Panda, on Sunday morning, villagers saw Sridam hanging beside the outer wall of his house and found the room locked from inside.

When Jayanti and Parikhit didn’t respond to the knocking on their doors by the neighbors, they informed the Talachua Marine Police Station, which rushed to the scene and broke open the door in the presence of the magistrate and found the bodies of the mother-son duo.

While the body of Jayanti was lying on the ground, the body of her son Parikhit was found on the bed inside their room, which was locked from inside.

A police scientific team rushed to the spot to conduct an inquiry. The bodies of the three deceased were later seized in the presence of the magistrate and
sent for an autopsy.

Though the reason behind the suicide is yet to be ascertained, as per preliminary inquiry, it was suspected that they might have taken the extreme step due to a family feud. a family feud.

The exact reason behind the death would be ascertained after police received the post-mortem report, the SDPO said.

Later, police informed the younger son of the deceased Sridam, who was working at Paradip, about the unfortunate incident.

(With UNI inputs)

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