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Businessman commits suicide by shooting self; family accuse partner of cheating

Manmohan shot himself in the chest with his licensed revolver at around 10.30 am on Wednesday

November 16, 2022, 5:38 pm

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Manmohan Soni who committed suicide.

JAIPUR: A 40-year-old businessman, identified as Manmohan Soni, committed suicide by shooting himself with his licensed gun at his house in Shashtri Nagar area of Jaipur on Wednesday. Soni’s family has lodged a police complaint against his partner, identified as Satyarth Tiwari, accusing the latter of defrauding the businessman of Rs 7 crore. They alleged in the complaint that the partner used to threaten Soni. Tiwari’s father is a retired police officer.

Manmohan Soni lived in Swarnakar Colony opposite Rajasthan Police Academy in Shashtri Nagar and owned a departmental store near Panipech Tiraha. Manmohan shot himself in the chest with his licensed revolver at around 10.30 am on Wednesday. Manmohan’s wife Neetu Soni (39), son Yash (20), his mother and wife of younger brother Rohit Soni were present in the house when the incident took place.

They heard a gunshot and rushed into Soni’s bedroom. He was found lying in a pool of blood. They rushed him to nearby Kanwatia Hospital in a car but the doctors declared him brought dead.

The family members accused Soni’s partner Satyarth Tiwari of harassment. Satyarth Tiwari's father Ramesh Chand Tiwari is a retired police officer. They said that Satyarth used to run a finance company in which Manmohan had invested about Rs 7 crore. He refused to return the money to Soni and used to threaten him, the family members alleged.

The family said that Soni was depressed over the cheating and harassment due to which he took the extreme step, they said.

They added that Soni had attempted suicide two years ago by consuming sleeping pills; however, he survived. The family lodged a case against the partner, but he also lodged a cross FIR. The matter was pending in court. The family members said that Soni was depressed because he had to appear in court for hearings several times over the past two years.

First published: November 16, 2022
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