The Hush Post| 3:23 pm|one-minute-read|
Five members of a family were found dead in Vaibhav Khand area of Indirapuram in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday morning.
The reason for the mass murder-suicide seems to be the financial stress bothering the family. Three members of a family– the man, his wife along with another woman, committed suicide by jumping from the eighth floor of their apartment. But, before they took this step, the couple strangulated their two children — a daughter and a son. One of the suicide victims out of the three stabbed the children while they were asleep, according to the Ghaziabad Police. The boy had a knife wound on his neck.
While the wife died at the spot, the other woman was seriously injured and admitted to a hospital. However, she later succumbed to her injuries.
According to an initial investigation, the reason for the incident is domestic discord and financial crisis. A suicide note, pasted on a wall, was recovered and it cited financial crisis as the reason for this step.
On December 1, the dues of the maid was cleared and she was dismissed from service, citing a tour of the family
The man has been identified as 45-year-old Gulshan Vasudev who had moved to the apartment in October 2019 along with his wife Parveen and another woman Sanjana. Sanjana was with the family for the last five years. Why she lived with the family is not known. The couple had two children — an 18-year-old girl, a Class 12th pass out, and a 13-year-old boy, who was in 9th standard. A pet rabbit was also found dead.
In the suicide note, there was a mention of certain Rakesh Verma who abetted suicide. He is a relative of the family. According to the police, he is likely the culprit that led to this gruesome incident.
Some money was also found and the note asked it to be used for the last rites of the family.
On December 1, the dues of the maid was cleared and she was dismissed from service, citing a tour of the family. On Monday, Gulshan had distributed blankets and jackets to the house help, guard, and housekeeping staff. All the clothes were new, according to Kaushal Sharma a staff of the society.