Failed affair drives man to kill himself

28-year-old found hanging at his home

A 28-year-old man allegedly hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his home in outer Delhi’s Rohini.

The body was discovered hanging on Wednesday morning, but police suspect he resorted to the extreme step late on Tuesday night.

While no suicide note was recovered from his possession, a police officer said preliminary interrogation of his family and neighbours has revealed he had taken a liking for another woman in the area and that a failed affair with her, could possibly have compelled him to take his life. 

The officer, however, added that it was too early to say if an extramarital affair led to Pankaj killing himself. Pankaj was married three years ago and also has a daughter.His wife had left for her brother’s home a few hours before Pankaj hanged himself. 

Police said they would question the woman to check if the couple was troubled by any domestic problems and whether they fought that day which might have resulted in Pankaj’s suicide or his wife leaving the home, or both.

Call records from his mobile phone would be checked to gain any clues whether he spoke frequently to any person or whom he called last on Tuesday night.

The incident was reported from Rohini Sector 3 at about 8 am on Wednesday. 

Pankaj’s parents had called him for breakfast but when they received no response, his mother suspected that he had overslept and went to check in his room only to find him hanging from the ceiling fan. Police were informed and the body sent for post-mortem. Foul play has been ruled out as of now, said the officer.

“Pankaj’s family has said that he behaved totally normal the previous night and they all had dinner together. He entered his room at 11 pm after telling his parents that he was sleepy,” the officer said.

The victim worked as a peon at a government office in the area. 

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