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Mumbai family suicide: Couple couldn’t pay house rent, teen’s school fees

The Mumbai couple owed Rs2 lakh to the owner of the clinic, they hadn’t paid the house owner for the past three months

mumbai Updated: Apr 25, 2017 13:02 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
The building where the family lived in Kamothe.
The building where the family lived in Kamothe.(BACHCHAN KUMAR)

The Mumbai family, which was found hanging in their rented home in Kamothe on Sunday, was in financial trouble, said police.

The man, Indrajit Dutt, 50, who claimed he was an engineer, was jobless for seven years, said police. His wife, Dr Jasmine Patel, 45, ran a clinic near her house. Patel could not go to the clinic for four months owing to health ailments, said police.

PS Bhatuse, sub-inspector, Kamothe police station, said, “The rent for the clinic was Rs10,000 a month, and the house Rs14,500 a month. They owed the owner of the clinic Rs2 lakh in rent, and had not paid the house rent for the past three months. Their contract got over on March 31, but they managed to request the landlord to allow them to stay for a few days.”

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Their 15-year-old daughter, Oshin, had quit studies. “We are not sure if she had a learning disability. We think she may have quit school over financial mess,” said Bhatuse.

“We didn’t see her go to school. The family kept to themselves,” said Ravindra Srinivash Shetyam, chairman of the society.

The police have traced Patel’s nephew to Madhya Pradesh. “We will get to know if the girl was the man’s daughter only after the family reaches the city on Tuesday,” the officer said.

Patel completed her education in Madhya Pradesh. The family came to Navi Mumbai seven years ago.

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