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Bhopal man shoots self at girlfriend’s house to ‘prove his love’, now brain dead

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By
Jul 04, 2018 11:46 PM IST

The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leader’s friends said he had been in a relationship with the woman, a bank employee, for the last 13 years.

A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s youth wing shot himself at his girlfriend’s house in Bhopal on Tuesday night, allegedly after he was asked by the woman’s father to “prove his love by killing himself”. He was declared brain dead by doctors and is now on ventilator.

Atul Lokhande allegedly shot himself with a countrymade pistol in Bhopal on Tuesday night.(Pic for representational purposes)
Atul Lokhande allegedly shot himself with a countrymade pistol in Bhopal on Tuesday night.(Pic for representational purposes)

Police said Atul Lokhande, vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) for Arera Mandal went to the woman’s house around 9.30 pm and shot himself in the head with a country made revolver.

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According to a Facebook post put up earlier by Lokhande, the woman’s father had told him to prove his love for her by killing himself.

He allegedly promised to let the marriage happen if the youth survived, and if he did not, they could always unite in their next birth.

The BJYM leader’s friends said he had been in a relationship with the woman, a bank employee, for the last 13 years.

The woman told the media that she and her family had not accepted the marriage proposal.

Atul’s family members are angry with the woman’s family and want a case of abetment to suicide to be registered against them.

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