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In mysterious circumstances, 7 family members including one-year-old baby found dead

Like a case of Delhi’s Burrari horror, seven family members in Jharkhand’s Ranchi were found dead under mysterious circumstances.

The members found dead has been identified as 65-year-old Shashi Kumar Jha and his wife 60-year-old Gayatri Devi and their sons Deepak Jha, 40-year-old and Rupesh Jha, 39. Deepak’s wife Soni Jha and both their children including one-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter have been found dead.

“Prima facie, it appears that two brothers killed rest of their family, then hanged themselves due to financial issues,” DIG AV Homkar was quoted as saying by ANI on Tuesday.

“Children and their father were strangulated. Mother had injuries from a sharp weapon. All things would be clear after postmortem,” DIG Homkar further said.

Police have also recovered two suicide notes. One consisting 15-pages and another of two pages.

According to a neighbour, the family was burdened with a financial crisis. “They had also taken a loan of around Rs 20 lakh. As a result, Deepak’s father often used to speak about their financial crisis,” a neighbour was quoted as saying by HT.

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This is the second incident in Jharkhand in less than a month that reminds us of the Delhi’s mass suicide horror.

Three generations of a family ended their lives, also reportedly due to financial problems in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh.

The victims identified were grandparents, their son, daughter-in-law and the two grandchildren – were found dead on July 15. Police said that while five of them were found hanging, the 8-year-old boy was pushed from the terrace.

According to media reports, the family was under huge pressure due to debts and prolonged disease of the only earning member of the family. They were unable to pay their debts due to problems with the business.

According to a report that while the eldest members of the family were in their late sixties, the son and daughter-in-law were in their forties and their children were 8 and 6 years old respectively.

The family was in dry fruits business but due to the illness of Naresh Maheshwari (40), the father of two children, the shop remained closed most of the time. Other members have been identified as Naresh’s father Mahavir Maheswari (70), mother Kiran (65), wife Priti (38) and children Anjali (6) and Aman (8).

Police said that three suicide notes and a power of attorney have been recovered from their house.


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