Couple’s suicide pact: Woman injected chem on partner first

Mumbai: Even as the police wait for forensic reports regarding the deaths of a couple who were found in their house at Andheri (E) recently, the presence of a single syringe points towards the fact that the woman first used it to inject her partner and then killed herself with it.

The MIDC police had found the bodies of Khyati Gohil (35) and her partner Vivek Gupta (33) in their apartment at Mahakali Caves Road at Andheri (E) last week. Their bodies were in an advanced state of decomposition and they were found after neighbours complained of a foul smell coming out of the house, sources said.

Forensic sources said that the cause of death has been kept pending in both the cases since there are no obvious injury marks on their bodies. “The police have only found one syringe which was in the hands of the nurse who was lying next to her partner when they were found in the house,” an official said. They appear to have used a fast acting chemical since the nurse could not remove the syringe from her hand after injecting herself with it, sources said.

“We have preserved various body viscera like the liver and intestines along with stomach contents to known the nature of the chemical that was used to commit the crime,” the forensic official said. Further, blood samples from both the bodies have also been preserved and sent to the forensic science laboratory to find out if they were under the influence of any kind of drug or alcohol at the time of death.

Sources said that initial reports indicate that only one syringe was used to cause the death of both the persons. “This indicates that the woman, who is a nurse, had first injected the man with the chemical and then injected herself with it,” the official said. There was no injury marks on their bodies, which further shows that there was no resistance and that it was with both their knowledge and understanding, sources said.

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