Married couple commits suicide with five-yr-old daughter

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Feb 2018 09:05:42


Staff Reporter,

A YOUNG married couple entered into a suicide pact and took the extreme step with their five-year-old daughter by jumping into Telangkhedi Lake on Friday night. Bodies of Nilesh Pilaji Shinde (35), his wife Rupali (32) and daughter Rohi (5) were found floating in the lake on Saturday morning. It seems that due to mounting debts, Nilesh and Rupali might have taken the drastic step.

A resident of Telangkhedi, Ram Nagar, Nilesh used to work in a Mobile Shoppe. His monthly salary was about Rs 6,000.
A gaming freak, Nilesh allegedly spent most of his earnings in ‘Satta’ hoping to make a quick buck but had always lost. Striving hard to make both ends meet, Nilesh allegedly had borrowed money from some person(s). Depressed over an increased debt load, the couple seemed to have entered into a suicide pact.

Nilesh and Rupali left home on late Friday evening. Before leaving, they had told their relatives that they were taking their daughter to the doctor. Sometime during night, couple came to the lake and jumped into it with their daughter. The incident came to light when some persons sitting on the lake wall noticed the bodies floating on Saturday morning. Morning walkers also gathered at the spot. On being alerted by one of the morning walkers, staff from Ambazari Police led by senior Inspector Bhimrao Khandale arrived at the spot.

With the assistance of the staff from Fire & Emergency Services Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation, the bodies were fished out and sent to Government Medical College & Hospital for post-mortem. Relatives of deceased Rupali alleged that Nilesh was not in good terms with his brother and the latter often used to quarrel with him. A senior police officer said, preliminary investigation revealed that Nilesh often indulged in gambling and was debt-ridden. However, police are conducting inquiries with Nilesh’s friends and his acquaintances to find out the exact reason behind the suicide pact, he added.