Manish worked at a factory but lost his job
An Indian mother and son tragically took their own lives on Monday, July 6, 2020, at their home in Satguru Nagar, Ludhiana, Punjab.
The matter came to light when the neighbours noticed a lack of movement coming from within the house.
The deceased have been identified as 65-year-old Krishna Devi and her son Manish.
It is believed that Manish was upset over losing his job and that his wife had died, however, a suicide note indicated that his in-laws were to blame.
Manish and his mother lived in a rented home. The neighbours had not seen them for several days or heard any movement inside the house.
They became concerned and immediately contacted the police.
Officers arrived at the scene and found out that the door was locked from the inside. They broke down the door and found that the air conditioning was running.
Police discovered the bodies of the mother and son hanging from the ceiling fan.
A neighbour told police that Manish’s mother lived with him after his father died.
Manish worked at a factory but lost his job due to the Coronavirus pandemic. His wife had been seriously ill so she went back to her maternal home in Panchkula, Haryana.
However, sometime in June, she passed away.
Manish and his mother went to Panchkula for her last rites before returning home.
According to the neighbour, the death had such an effect that the Indian mother and her son stopped speaking to the neighbours and remained indoors most of the time.
However, officers said that they found a four-page suicide note which claimed that Manish and Krishna were “harassed and humiliated” by the in-laws when they had gone for the last rites.
Police said that Manish had named his father-in-law, mother-in-law, six brothers-in-law and their wives in the note.
Additional DCP Jaskiranjit Singh Teja said that Manish and his mother attended his wife’s last rites on June 19.
“According to the note found in the room, his wife hadn’t been keeping well and was under treatment for several health issues.”
“She had gone to her parents’ place where she died.
“The note says that when the man and his mother went to Panchkula to attend his wife’s cremation, they were allegedly harassed and thrashed by his in-laws who blamed him for not giving her proper treatment.”
Based on the suicide note, police registered an FIR against 15 members of the in-laws for abetment to suicide.
The deceased were sent for post-mortems. Meanwhile, the investigation is ongoing.