MP: Train runs over couple, two kids, suicide suspected
A couple along with two minor daughters died in a suspected suicide after they were struck by a Mumbai-bound train in Hoshangabad district, which is125 km from Bhopal, on Wednesday morning.Updated: May 04, 2016 19:42 IST
A couple along with two minor daughters died in a suspected suicide after they were struck by a Mumbai-bound train in Hoshangabad district, which is125 km from Bhopal, on Wednesday morning.
Preliminary police investigations revealed 37-year-old mason Luv Kush drove wife Radha Bai (35) and two daughters Ria (3) and Mahi (1) on a motorcycle to the Piparia-Itarasi railway line, just 1 km from the family’s village of Banskhapa .
After leaving the bike behind, the couple and the daughters could have jumped before the Varanasi-Lokmanya Tilak Terminal (Mumbai Express), the police said.
“We have recovered the motorcycle from near the railway tracks and primary probe establishes that the couple ended life with two daughters by jumping before the train. The matter has been registered under Section 174 of CrPC and investigations are underway,” said Shohagpur police station in-charge Rajendra Barman said.
A police team that went to the couple’s house found they were living with Luv Kush’s parents. “Our team found out that the couple might have had some altercation over family issues, as they left the breakfast incomplete and proceeded to railway tracks,” said Barman.
The Hoshangabad Superintedent of Police said probe till now had led the police to a few letters written by Radha Bai to her parents in Babai Road in Hoshangabad district. The letters suggest there were no problems between the couple, but Radha’s relations with husband’s parents were strained, he said.