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‘Anerao, family fought a day before he killed his daughters and committed suicide’

A day before he killed his daughters and took his life, Mangesh Anerao had a fallout with his family, who had been asking him to vacate a Mohali village house belonging to his father Rajaram.

mumbai Updated: Nov 12, 2016 23:04 IST
Farhan Shaikh
Anerao’s wife (right) mourns the death of her husband and daughters at their residence in Sakinaka in Mumbai, on Saturday.
Anerao’s wife (right) mourns the death of her husband and daughters at their residence in Sakinaka in Mumbai, on Saturday.(Prashant Waydande/HT)

A day before he killed his daughters and took his life, Mangesh Anerao had a fallout with his family, who had been asking him to vacate a Mohali village house belonging to his father Rajaram.

Rajaram wanted to sell the property and divide the money between the male members of his family.

Four to five days ago, Rajaram approached the women and senior citizen grievance redressal cell at the Sakinaka police station over the property dispute. The cell asked the family to visit the police station on Friday. Anerao, Rajaram, his brother Narendra and the other family members met the cell, which ultimately told Anerao to vacate the one-storied house within a month.

People gather outside Mangesh Anerao’s home in Sakinaka, on Saturday. (Prashant Waydande / Hindustan Times)

“He was disturbed by the whole tussle over the house. He lost his cool and told them he would move out in four days,” said Prashant Jadhav, a close friend of Anerao.

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The house is the family’s ancestral property. Rajaram, Narendra, and his wife Sarika moved out and shifted to Kalyan a few years ago. However, Anerao continued to stay there with his wife and children.

“I saw him grow up in this house. I never thought such a day would come,” said an elderly woman who lives next door to Anerao.

Anerao’s family did not visit much, said neighbours. “They would only visit him during festivals,” another added.

In a page-long suicide note, Anerao blamed his father, Narendra and Sarika for his death.

“I spent a lot of money on my mother’s cancer treatment, but my father, brother and sister-in-law are saying I did not. Now they want to kick me out. I have nowhere else to go,” wrote Anerao.

Police officers investigate the house where Anerao killed his minor daughters before committing suicide. (Prashant Waydande / Hindustan Times)

Anerao’s mother died of cancer around four years ago. Police said her picture had been hung on the wall of house.

Police questioned Rajaram and Narendra on Saturday. However, no charges were pressed against them. Police said they will record the statements of those associated with the case before deciding on a course of action.