Pune: A 34-year-old Pune-based IT professional allegedly committed suicide after strangling his wife to death because he was upset that she shared their personal details on WhatsApp, police said on Thursday.
Bodies of Rakesh Balasaheb Gangurde and Sonali Rakesh Gangurde, 28, residents of Shivsai apartment in Hadapsar, was recovered by the police early on Thursday. The cops have also found a suicide note allegedly written by Rakesh.
According to the suicide note, Rakesh was undergoing fertility treatment as the couple did not have any child. He was angry with his wife because she used to share their medical details with friends and relatives on social media. They were married for about six years. Rakesh had also written about his plan of killing his wife before committing suicide.
The police said that preliminary investigation has revealed that the couple frequently quarrelled over the issue. They suspect they might have fought again on Wednesday, following which Rakesh took the step.
Sonali’s mother, Chhaya Pawar, rang up her daughter from Nashik on Wednesday, but no one answered the call. Chhaya then asked her son Harshal, a resident of Pune, to check on Sonali. When Harshal reached his sister’s house on Wednesday night, he found the doors locked from inside. He then approached Hadapsar police, who broke open the front door. They found Sonali’s body in the hall and Rakesh hanging from a ceiling fan in the bedroom.
Rakesh was working with an IT company, while Sonali was a computer engineer. She had stopped working since the past few months, the police said.