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Is ?Fanaa? behind couple suicide?

The recent Honda burning case has left everyone in a tizzy. Mystery shrouds as to whether it was God, who fulfilled the lovebirds' desire to die together or film Fanaa.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 17:40 IST
Shakti Sharma
Shakti Sharma

The recent Honda burning case, in the capital, has left everyone in a state of tizzy. Mystery shrouds as to whether it was God, who fulfilled the desire of lovebirds to end their lives together, whose charred bodies were found inside a totally burnt Honda City car few backs. Or was the duo smart enough to project the suicide as a case of accident fire?

Sources in police say, a suicide note written and recovered from the driver Surinder Singh, of Honda City, whose burnt remains were discovered in the car along with her lover Deepa, states, "We were living like husband and wife from the last 18 months. If we can not live together, we will die together"

The suicide note dated May 24 further revealed their plan to go and see the much-hyped movie Fanaa on Sunday (May 28) and further states that it is only God who knows what would happen next.

Police is trying to confirm whether the couple went to see the movie on Sunday or not as per the last wish and also whether the fire that engulfed Honda City car was man made or was of accidental nature.

The remains of the duo were recovered from the car on a flyover just opposite the Oberoi Hotel Intercontinental at about 9.45 p.m. on Monday.

Police has plans to summon experts from international car giant Honda Car Company and assist the investigations in establishing the cause of fire. A police officer involved in the investigations said, "We would summon the car company's experts under the provisions of section 160 of the CRPC and ensure that they assist the investigations."

While Surinder worked as a driver with a renowned surgeon living in Nizamuddin East, Deepa was working as a domestic help with the Asian correspondent of The Independent newspaper. She was supposed to leave for her hometown on May 26 in Rudraprayag to attend the prayer meeting on her father's death anniversary.

Police informed that Surinder was married and had two children. Deepa too was married and they thought that their union would not be acceptable to the society.

"What is mystifying is that had the duo committed suicide inside the moving car by pouring some inflammable material on themselves, the fire wouldn't have had such a devastating impact on bonnet as well as engine," say the police.

Police further adds, "Now, the task on hand is to find out whether the duo were smart enough to set fire to the car in such a manner that even the experts who examined the car got confused or was it God who fulfilled their last wish of dying together."

The police have sought forensic examination of the vehicle to establish the exact cause of fire.

First Published: Jun 01, 2006 17:40 IST