Unable to bear mother’s treatment cost, man commits suicide with kin

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jan 2019 08:34:04


 

JAMNAGAR (Guj),


According to police, Deepak Sakariya (45), who used to run a grocery store, was under financial stress due to cost of medical treatment of his old mother

FIVE members of a family, including two children, allegedly committed suicide by drinking pesticide at their residence in Gujarat’s Jamnagar over a financial issue, police said on Tuesday.


According to police, Deepak Sakariya (45), who used to run a grocery store, was under financial stress due to cost of medical treatment of his old mother. “Sakariya and his four family members drank water mixed with pesticide Monday (December 31) night, as he was under huge financial strain due to cost of treatment for his octogenarian mother,” said Jamnagar Superintendent of Police Sharad Singhal.


Besides Deepak Sakariya, other deceased are identified as his wife Arti Sakariya (42), their daughter Kumkum (10), son Hemant (5) and Deepak’s mother Jaya Pannala (80), he said. The Sakariyas were residents of Suryamukhi locality of the city.  As per Deepak Sakariya’s relatives, he was under financial stress due to the treatment cost and repayment of loan, Singhal said.