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Murder-suicide in Thane: Police find three notes

On Wednesday, Shoumik Ghosh, a music teacher, killed his seven-year-old son and hanged himself in his flat on Ghodbunder Road

mumbai Updated: Jun 01, 2018 00:58 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
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Police at Shoumik Ghosh’s house in Thane. (Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)

A day after a 39-year-old man smothered his son and committed suicide in Thane, police found three suicide notes in the house.

He lived on the eighth floor of Vijay Enclave building at Kasarwadavli.

On Wednesday, Shoumik Ghosh, a music teacher, killed his seven-year-old son and hanged himself in his flat on Ghodbunder Road.

On Thursday, police found three notes written by Ghosh. One was addressed to his flat owner, the second one was for his wife and third note was for his family members.

After the post mortem, the police will registered a case against Ghosh under relevant sections of the IPC.

In all the three notes, he has said that he was under depression and not able to face the society. He wrote that he loves his wife and cannot survive without her.

Nasir Kulkarni, police inspector from Kasarwadavli police station, said, “We have found suicide notes. We came to know that he was being treated from past many months for depression. He was not happy as his wife had asked for a divorce.”

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“His wife has alleged that Ghosh had lied to her many a times. She tried talking to him Ghosh but nothing changed,” said Kulkarni.

Ghosh’s parents live in Kolkata.

The police said that when they called up Ghosh’s parents, they did not answer the call nor did they call back even after a message was sent to them.

The police learnt that Ghosh first wrote the note and killed his son. He was worried that that was no one to look after his son.

Police said that both Ghosh and his wife were divorcees and had met through on matrimonial site. On Wednesday, his wife, who has moved to her mother’s place two months ago, had come home and they had a heated argument.

First Published: Jun 01, 2018 00:49 IST