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Sikar: 4 family members including couple commit suicide after COVID-19 claims son’s life

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February 21, 2021, 9:23 pm


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Jaipur: Four members of a family – a couple and their two daughters – committed suicide in Sikar. COVID-19 had claimed the life of the couples’ son nearly four months ago. The family was depressed over this. Police suspect that this caused the family to take the extreme step. Their bodies were found hanging at their house on Sunday. The head of the family is said to be a nephew of ex-BJP president in Rajasthan Madanlal Saini.

The victims were identified as Hanuman Saini, his wife Tara, and their two daughters – Pooja and Chiku. They were residents of Purohit Ji Ki Dhani. Hanuman worked as a class four employee in a government school in a nearby helmet, while Tara was a housewife. Pooja was MSc first-year student, while Chiku was pursuing BSc.

In November, Hanuman’s 18-year-old son Amar suffered a heart attack after testing positive for COVID-19. The family was very depressed after his death. They were so depressed that the neighbours never saw Tara and her two daughters leaving their home. Only Hanuman used to leave the house for the office.

Someone who delivered milk to their house daily knocked on the door and when he didn’t get any response, he called up Hanuman on his mobile phone. The neighbours broke open the door and found the four hanging from the ceiling. They informed the police.

Officials said that an investigation has been launched. Their bodies have been put in the mortuary of a hospital for postmortem examination.

First published: February 21, 2021