Couple end their lives for harassment by money lenders in UP’s Shahjahanpur – The New Indian Express

By PTI

SHAHJAHANPUR: A couple are believed to have died by suicide here on Thursday for harassment by pawnbrokers, police said on Thursday.

The deceased have been identified as Satish Chandra (42) and his wife Mansa Devi (40), residents of Basant Vihar settlement, Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Sanjay Kumar said.

While Chandra was found hanging from the ventilator, his wife was found lying on the bed with a noose around her neck, he said.

According to a letter found in the man’s pocket, he had borrowed Rs.1 lakh from one person and Rs.1.50 lakh from another person.

Although he repaid the money to the lenders, they pressured him for more money, to which he took the extreme measure, the letter says.

It appears Chandra first strangled his wife to death and then hung himself, the ASP said.

A case has been registered and the bodies have been sent for autopsy, the ASP said.

Further investigation is underway, he said.

(If you are having suicidal thoughts, worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen to you. Call the Sneha Foundation – 04424640050 (available 24×7) or iCall, the Tata Institute of Social Science helpline – 02225521111, which is available Monday to Saturday 8am to 10pm.)

SHAHJAHANPUR: A couple are believed to have died by suicide here on Thursday for harassment by pawnbrokers, police said on Thursday. The deceased have been identified as Satish Chandra (42) and his wife Mansa Devi (40), residents of Basant Vihar settlement, Additional Superintendent of Police (City) Sanjay Kumar said. While Chandra was found hanging from the ventilator, his wife was found lying on the bed with a noose around her neck, he said. According to a letter found in the man’s pocket, he had borrowed Rs.1 lakh from one person and Rs.1.50 lakh from another person. Although he repaid the money to the lenders, they pressured him for more money, to which he took the extreme measure, the letter says. It appears Chandra first strangled his wife to death and then hung himself, the ASP said. One case has been registered and the bodies have been sent for autopsy, ASP said. Further investigation is underway, he said. (If you are having suicidal thoughts, worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen to you. Call the Sneha Foundation – 04424640050 (available 24×7) or iCall, the Tata Institute of Social Science helpline – 02225521111, which is available Monday to Saturday 8am to 10pm.)

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