Shocked after three from a family ended their lives in their rented home on Sunday, members of the housing society in Kamothe in Mumbai plan to conduct a puja (special prayers) to “drive away the evil forces”.
Indrajit Dutt, 50, his wife Dr Jasmine Patel, 45, and their daughter Oshin, 15, who lived in the society for more than a year, were found hanging in their home in Indra Vihar Residency on Sunday. Police suspect financial trouble drove them to take the extreme step.
Residents of the 75 flats in the society want to conduct special rituals. “It is shocking and tragic. We are ready to pay for it , but it should be done at the earliest,” said a resident.
Ravindra Srinivash Shetyam, chairman of the society, said they plan to conduct a puja. “We have discussed the matter with society members. We will conduct a puja soon.”
The incident has left most scared. “My children don’t go out alone even to play. They are scared of taking the lift,” said a resident of society.
The police are examining the call data records of the family to get details on the people they were in touch with.