Two father-child suicides: What happened in these cases

While a father-daughter duo died by suicide in Rajasthan, a father and son killed themselves in the outskirts of Mumbai.
Last Updated : 10 July 2024, 11:15 IST

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Two cases of father-child suicides were reported over the last two days. One took place in Rajasthan's Nagaur district, while the other was on the outskirts of Mumbai in Maharashtra.

Rape survivor, father kill selves after cops, accused issue threats

In Rajasthan, a 16-year-old rape survivor and her 54-year-old father killed themselves, with the minor's note stating that the rapists' accomplices had gone to her house on Sunday, and threatened to kill her. The note further stated that the police had failed to take action and instead threatened her and her family, prompting the two to take their lives on Tuesday.

When villagers found the father and daughter dead at their house, they informed the police.

The Nagaur SP suspended the SHO of the Khatu police station over the incident and the investigation into the lapses in the POCSO case probe as well as the role of policemen was handed over to a probationary IPS officer, The Times of India reported.

The girl, who was abducted and raped on June 13, had named two people - Motiram and Mangilal - in the complaint, and based on that, a POCSO case was registered on June 14.

The publication spoke to her cousin, who said that Motiram had raped her before setting her free. However, as per the relative, after the FIR was filed both the SHO and the accused began to threaten the family to withdraw the case. While Motiram was arrested subsequently, Mangilal had paid the girl the house visit, where he threatened to kill her and her father.

As per the cousin, this had prompted the 'extreme step'. Police, while noting that they were searching for the absconding accused that the girl named, admitted that there had been lapses in the case.

A baffling case at Bhayandar station

On the outskirts of Mumbai, at Bhayandar train station, a man and his son killed themselves. The incident occurred on Monday, around 10:30 am on platform number 6, the video of the incident showed.

In the video, the father and son duo were seen talking to each other while walking along the platform, when a train went past them. The two, on reaching the end of the platform, could be seen getting down onto the tracks and crossing them.

The video shows them lying down on the tracks as a train approaches them and a few moments later it presumably runs them over.

The train was headed from Virar to Churchgate, as per media reports.

The victims were identified as Harish Mehta, aged 60, and Jay Mehta, 35. They were residents of Nalasopara. While the reason behind the suicide is to be ascertained, police have lodged a case of accidental death and a probe is on.

Published 10 July 2024, 11:15 IST

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