On Tuesday, housekeeping supervisor James Philip Ghondalvis had just started his day in his small cabin located on the ground floor of A-wing of the 21-storey Sahyadri Housing Complex. It was around 8.30am when he heard three loud thuds. He rushed out and saw Nidhi, 31, and her two children Gaurav, 6, and Mihika, 3, lying in a pool of blood.
“When I heard the noise ... I rushed to inform the building residents. It was a heart-wrenching site to see the two children lying in a pool of blood. When we checked Mihika was still breathing and I hoped that she would survive. But she was declared dead in the hospital.”
A resident said, “Whatever problems Nidhi was facing, she had no rights to do that to her kids. They had not seen anything yet.”
Another resident of the building Madhu Shah said, “My daughter-in-law Neelam and Nidhi were good friends. She used to frequently visit our house with her children but never talked about any problems at home. On Monday, when she met Neelam she was happy and spoke about various things but there was no trace of depression or sadness in her voice.”
A day before her wedding anniversary
Nidhi Gupta committed suicide a day before she was supposed to celebrate her wedding anniversary. The couple got married eight years ago and had lived in the joint family since then.
“I was planning to gift a mobile phone to Nidhi .... The incident has left the family baffled. We cannot think of a reason that could have driven her to do something so callous,” said Nidhi's sister-in-law Sunita.