A shocking incident has been reported, where a factory owner and his wife allegedly slit their children’s throats before jumping from their eighth-floor balcony at an apartment complex in Ghaziabad near Delhi.
Another woman jumped along with the couple, who is claimed to be the man’s business partner and second wife.
According to the police the couple was drenched in financial difficulties and left a note in their home in Indirapuram’s Vaibhav Khand. They allegedly strangled their sleeping children, a girl, and a boy.
The couple’s note was found with some money, which the man requested should be spent on his funeral and their bodies should be cremated together.
Senior police officer Sudhir Kumar told ANI, “We found the bodies of two children at the flat. A suicide note was also found in the flat along with some money. The possible reason for suicide is financial distress”.
The man had a failing business and several cheques had bounced recently, according to the police.
According to the residents of the society, the family has recently moved into society.
Ajaz Karim Khan, a guard at the apartment complex told ANI “The incident occurred at around 5 am-5:15 am. I heard some noise and went out to check and saw that three people were lying on the ground. I immediately called my supervisor and called the police”.
The further police investigation in the case is underway.
(with input from agencies)