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They could not even pay the rent

For 60-year-old Vijay Kumar Sharma, the Wagon R car he had purchased a few years ago was the only asset he had earned in his entire life.

delhi Updated: Oct 08, 2011 00:59 IST
Karn Pratap Singh

For 60-year-old Vijay Kumar Sharma, the Wagon R car he had purchased a few years ago was the only asset he had earned in his entire life.

But even selling that precious piece of property did help him in returning the huge loan he had borrowed from moneylenders, leaving him with no option except that of committing suicide along with his wife and daughter.

Sources say his financial condition was so miserable that he had not been paying the rent of his house and shop in Gurgaon from where he ran a car accessory business. His business had been incurring huge losses.

“I could not do anything for you people. Please forgive me, Behenji (landlord),” read Vijay’s suicide note, which he had hurriedly written on a piece of paper before hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his rented house in Subhash Nagar. His wife Neena, 53, and daughter Sonia, 19, were also found dead with their left wrists slit.

V Renganathan, additional commissioner of police (west), said the incident came to light on Thursday around 8.40am when a PCR call was made by the couple’s son Sandeep, a ticket operator in Delhi Metro, who lives with his wife in Shyam Nagar.

“Sandeep found his parents and sister dead when he went into the house after removing the front window’s mesh. He told us that Mamta, the landlord, had called to inform him that his family was not opening the door," Renganathan said.

Sonia had completed her Class XII from a private school while Neena was a housewife. The bodies of the deceased have been preserved in the mortuary of Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital and the post mortem examination will be carried out on Saturday.