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Indore: Man kills self after wife jumped before train with son’s body

Staff Reporter | Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 01:24 AM IST

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Indore: Depressed over his son’s death due to prolonged illness and his wife’s subsequent suicide with their son’s body on February 23, a Friday, 32-year-old Vishwanath Patel decided to end his life too and it was coincidentally a Friday. Patel took the track route to end his “meaningless” life and he jumped in front of a speeding train at Hukma Khedi railway line as he was unable to negotiate with his problems further.

This was a Black Friday for the family as all of them ‘died’ on this day!

Around 2.30 pm on Friday, Rajendra Nagar police was informed about a body along the railway track. On reaching the spot, police identified the deceased as Vishwanath who worked at a cotton factory in Indore. The cops found a letter of his wife Aarti from Patel’s possession which further cleared the fact that the depressed person had taken the plunge to pull the plug on his life.

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Recap: Vishwanath’s wife, 30-year-old Aarti had hailed from Khurai in Sagar district and was staying here with husband and son Rupendra in a rented accommodation in the city for the past few months. She committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train with the body of her son in Rajendra Nagar area on February 22. Her 7- year-old child had died due to prolonged illness due to Thalasemia at Chacha Nehru Hospital while undergoing treatment on the same day. The incident took place on tracks near Nalanda Parisar.

After their death, Vishwanath had informed the police that Rupendra was unwell for a few days. On February 22, when Rupendra’s condition deteriorated, he arranged for his son’s hospital visit along with Aarti and left for work. Aarti took Rupendra to the hospital where the little child died during treatment. Hearing the news of her only son’s death, Aarti went into a shock. Aarti carried her son’s body to the tracks and waited for the train. Before committing suicide along with the body of her dead son, she called Vishwanath and told him about their son’s death.

Meanwhile, the police took Vishwananth’s body to the district hospital and started searching for his relatives. Since no close relatives were found in the city, the police informed Vishwanath’s brother-in-law Satyendra in Sagar and are awaiting his arrival to conduct autopsy.

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While talking to Free Press, Satyendra said Vishwanath was in Sagar taking part in the rituals after death of his wife and son. He left for Indore on Wednesday and since then Satyendra was not in contact with him.

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Published on: Saturday, March 09, 2019, 09:33 AM IST