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IT professional, wife found hanging with dead child lying on floor in Pune home

Police said friends and relatives of the couple said their son, Naksh Patel, was unwell and the father was worried about his health.

pune Updated: Jan 19, 2018 16:58 IST
PTI, Pune
Pune suicide,Couple suicide,Pune deaths
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A 35-year-old IT professional and his wife were allegedly found hanging, and their five-year-old son dead, inside their flat in Baner area in Pune on Friday.

Police suspect that the couple might have committed suicide but are uncertain about the cause of the child’s death, officials said.

Police have identified the deceased as Jayesh Patel (35), his wife Bhumika (30) and son Naksh (4), who originally hail from Gujarat.

“Today morning, neighbours, who developed suspicion after the Patels did not open the door for long time, summoned the housing society office bearers and later called the police control room,” said Senior Police Inspector (Chaturshringi) Dayanand Dhome.

He said that both husband and wife were found hanging from the ceiling while the child was found dead on the floor.

“It is unclear how Naksh died and his post-mortem report is awaited,” said the officer.

Police said friends and relatives of the Patels have informed that Naksh was unwell and Jayesh was worried about his son’s health.

“We are in the process of recording the statements of the relatives,” police added.

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 14:30 IST