Factory owner in Ludhiana hangs self with two kids, girl survives

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Aug 26, 2015 14:14 IST
6-year-old Priti, who survived, said her father made three loops with pieces of rope and tied it to a pipe and asked her and her brother Karan to enjoy swings by putting loop around their neck. HT Photo

In a tragic incident, a 37-year-old factory owner has hanged self in his factory at Vijay Nagar along with his two kids, including six-year-old daughter Priti and three-year-old son Karan, on Tuesday morning.

In the incident, factory owner Sham Sundar Gupta and his three-year-old son have died, while his daughter has survived as the rope by which she was hanged was snapped.

The man was disturbed over strained relationship with his wife.

The police have found one suicide note from the factory, while a copy of suicide note was handed over to the police by a shopkeeper nearby the factory. Before taking the extreme step, the factory owner has handed over the copy of suicide note to a shopkeeper and asked him to handover it to his brother.

The police have registered a case of abetment to suicide against his wife Priyanka Gupta, brother-in-law Rahul, mother-in-law Renu Gupta, sister-in-law Mani Gupta and another relative Montu Chauhan following the suicide note.

Gupta, who was a resident of koocha number 13 in field gunj area, had taken his two children from home on Tuesday morning at around 7 am to drop them at school. Instead of dropping them at school he had taken them to factory.

He made three loops with pieces of rope and tied it to a pipe. He has asked his children to enjoy swings by putting loop around their neck.

Priti, who survived, said as she had put loop around her neck the rope was snapped and she fell down. On hearing her cries, the people huddled there have informed the police about the incident.

Inspector Surinder Mohan, SHO at police station division number 2, said, Sham Sundar was married to Priyanka around eight years ago. Relations between husband and wife turned strained. A matrimonial case was also under trial between the couple. He has mentioned in the suicide note that he has been taking the extreme step because of his wife and his in-laws.

Sham Sunder owned seat cover factory at Vijay Nagar. Priti is student of class 1, while Karan used to go to playway school.

The SHO further added that the police will make arrest after probing the case.

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