Three suicide cases were reported in different areas of the city on Saturday. The police have sent the bodies to the civil hospital for post-mortem examination.
In the first case, a 14-year-old girl has committed suicide by hanging herself in the Ishar Nagar area. The deceased have been identified as Mahima. She was a school dropout.
Ganesh Kumar, father of the deceased, said after waking up early in the morning, his daughter had served him tea. At around 7.45 am, he had left the house for work. After half an hour, his neighbours had telephoned and told him that his daughter had hanged herself. Police from the Daba police station have started investigation after reaching the spot. Reason behind the death is not ascertained yet.
In the second incident, a 60-year-old man committed suicide at the Bhamiyan Road. The deceased has been identified as Sukhmel Singh. He was a carpenter. Jagjit Singh, son of the deceased, said, “Despite persistent knocking, my father did not open the door that was bolted from inside. When he peeped in through a window, he was shocked to see him hanging with a ceiling fan.” Jagjit said his father was debt ridden and he was under mental depression.
In the third case, a 42-year-old shopkeeper, Laxmi Dev Verma, hanged himself with a hook at his rented accommodation at Santokh Nagar, Salem Tabri. He owned a mobile shop in the area. The deceased has left a suicide note, in which he had stated that he was ending his life and no one was responsible for it.
SHO at the Salem Tabri police station Inspector Maninder Bedi said the deceased was survived by wife and four children. Marriage of his elder daughter was scheduled on May 15 and he was about to leave for the village to solemnise the same.