Tribune News Service
Bathinda, October 22
A man allegedly killed his wife and two children before committing suicide in Green City area of Bathinda on Thursday.
As per initial investigation by the police, the deceased man was a trader whose financial condition was quite poor lately as a result of which he took the extreme step.
The deceased are being identified as Devinder Garg (41), his wife Meena Garg (38), son Arush (14) and daughter Muskan (10). As per the police, the man has allegedly first shot his family dead before shooting himself.
After hearing the sound of fired shots, there was chaos among residents of Green City and adjacent areas in the city.
After spotting the four bodies lying in a pool of blood inside their house, residents of the area informed the police.
Senior officers of district police along with a team of personnel reached the spot and started investigation in the matter.
After initial investigation, the police sent the bodies for post mortem to the Civil Hospital.
The police have also recovered a suicide note from the deceased’s pocket. The deceased man was into online trading but owing to losses in the business, he was living in a rented accommodation in Green City area for past some time, said police.
Senior Superintendent of Police Bathinda, Bhupinderjit Singh Virk said, “A man has shot dead his wife and two kids from a close range with a revolver before shooting himself. An eight page suicide note was recovered from the spot wherein the deceased has named persons who were harassing him for money. On the basis of the suicide note we have registered a case against nine persons under Section 306 of IPC. Some of these accused are from Bathinda and other districts in the state and one is from Delhi. On the basis of the information, a manhunt has been launched to nab the accused. The deceased who was into online trading was also booked under Section 302 of IPC for killing his wife and kids.”
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