Suraj Ganguly’s brother Chandan at MGM Medical College mortuary on Tuesday. (Animesh Sengupta)
The suicide count went up to 143 in Jamshedpur with two more deaths on Tuesday. In another incident, a youth sustained stab injures in an attack.
Suraj Ganguly (28), a truck driver, was found unconscious at his Azadnagar home in Mango in the small hours of Tuesday. Fearing that he might have fallen sick, Suraj’s family members rushed him to a nursing home, where he was declared brought dead. Doctors said he had consumed poison.
According to Suraj’s younger brother, Chandan, a spat with his wife could have prompted the driver to end his life. “Yesterday (Monday), my brother and his wife Muskan went to her house in Kitadih. My brother returned alone around 9pm,” Chandan said.
He added they had informed Suraj’s in-laws about his death. They rushed to Azadnagar, but Muskan did not come. “In fact, she was not at her parents’ place. We searched for her, but could not find her anywhere. May be, there was a serious quarrel between the two,” Chandan said.
Azadnagar OC Vidya Singh said it was a suicide case.
At Bistupur, Kamli Nag, a Part-II student of Jamshedpur Women’s College, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her residence at Beldih lake around 8am. The 17-year-old’s father, Pardeshi Nag, said there was no one at the residence when his daughter committed suicide. “We don’t know what led my daughter to take the drastic step. She looked normal last night,” said Nag, a Tata Steel employee who looks after Beldih lake.
The stabbing incident also took place at Azadnagar. Mohammed Akbar had to pay the price for his elder brother Sabir’s affair with a local girl.
According to police, Sabir and the girl went missing on Monday night. When the girl’s brother Tanvir Khan came to know about it, he started looking for the duo. “Around 7am, Tanvir came to Sabir’s house on Road No. 8. When he did not find him, he stabbed Akbar, who was sleeping on a cot, with a dagger,” said OC Singh.
Akbar sustained injuries on his stomach, shoulder and right hand and had to be hospitalised.
Sabir is still missing. Police are yet to arrest Tanvir.