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Folk singer commits suicide in Mumbai

A folk singer and lyricist committed suicide in the toilet of Padgha police station in Thane district on Friday, reports Kiran Sonawane.

india Updated: Nov 25, 2006 21:24 IST

A folk singer and lyricist committed suicide in the toilet of Padgha police station in Thane district on Friday.

Gautam Hire went to the police station on the pretext of using its toilet and hung himself with a nylon rope.

Inspector Laxman Gaikwad, in charge of the Padgha Police station told HT that Hire came there on Friday at around 1 pm and gave his introduction as a folk singer and lyricist before seeking permission to use the toilet. He was given permission by the unsuspecting policemen.

Half-an-hour later when constable Laxman Vaatas wanted to used the toilet he found it locked from inside. He gave a call to Hire but there was no response. He then peeped from the window and found Hire hanging.

The rope was tied with the pipe at the ceiling. Gaikwad said that Hire used a plastic bucket to reach the ceiling.

Jayant Hire, the elder brother of the deceased said that his brother was a famous singer and in the last two years, his 35 cassettes and CDs were launched. 

Jayant said that Hire's wife too had committed suicide about five years back. Since then Hire and his two children were staying with Jayant in Ulhasnagar.
A week before Hire left the house saying that he was going to meet another folk singer in Nagpur and would return in four days. When he did not return, Jayant inquired in Nagpur and found that Hire had left from there three days back.

Jayant claimed that his brother was not suffering from any family tension.