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Dejected lover records statement on cellphone before allegedly killing self

The man in the recorded statement was purportedly seen saying that he and his lover had a court marriage but she took off after he sold his house to help raise money for her to set up her clinic.

india Updated: May 28, 2018 09:09 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Chhatarpur (MP)
Suicide,Court marriage,Suicide note
Police said action would be taken if the offence of abetment of suicide is established after the probe is complete. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A man, dejected because his ‘wife’ dumped him, allegedly ended his life after recording his last statement on mobile phone, police said.

Tulsidas Patel (28) allegedly committed suicide at Ganj village in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district on May 25 by consuming poison.

In the video found in his mobile phone, he is purportedly seen saying that he and his lover, who is a medical practitioner, had a court marriage, and he even sold his house to raise funds so that she could set up a clinic.

After all this, she broke off the relationship, Patel is seen stating in the video, apparently shot in ‘selfie’ mode of the mobile camera.

K K Khaneja, in-charge of Bamitha police station, said the police were yet to receive the autopsy report, and action would be taken if the offence of abetment of suicide is established after the probe is complete.

Patel had sent the video to his brother-in-law before committing suicide, the officer said.

As per the video statement, he married the woman in the court on April 19, and later again at a temple.

He gave her Rs 2 lakh, raised by selling his house, to set up a clinic, Patel purportedly claimed in the video.

However, the woman began to avoid him and finally told him that her family members were planning to marry her off to another man, he said.

He was incapable of fighting with her relatives, and therefore he was taking the extreme step, he purportedly said, adding that police can find photographic and documentary evidence of their marriage at his house.

First Published: May 28, 2018 09:08 IST