A 42-year-old Jamshedpur entrepreneur chose the noose over life on his seventh wedding anniversary on Thursday while his wife and son were away attending a family function in their native Bengal.
Ashish Chakraborty — who ran a lathe machine at his Club Road residence in Parsudih area of the steel city to supply hardware to Tata Motors ancillaries in Adityapur — was found in his workshop with a piece of cloth tightly squeezing his neck.
He was declared brought dead at a doctor’s clinic. No one in the family could say why the entrepreneur took the extreme step.
According to family sources, Chakraborty’s mother knocked on his workshop door around 6.30am. Since there was no response, she unlocked the door with a spare key and found him on the floor with a noose around his neck, which had snapped from an iron rod above. With the help of neighbours, he was rushed to a clinic, but it was too late.
Relatives said Chakraborty’s wife Rupa was attending a family wedding in Haldia along with their five-year-old son. It is unclear why he had skipped the ceremony. “We are in the dark why Ashish killed himself and that too on his anniversary,” said a relative.
Parsudih police who reached the Club Road home around 10am for investigations could not shed light on a possible reason behind the suicide either. OC Dayanand Kumar said: “Circumstantial evidence — like the door being locked from inside — suggest suicide, but what spurred the same is still not clear.”
The body was sent to MGM Medical College in Dimna for post-mortem. It is being kept at Tata Main Hospital mortuary and will be cremated after Rupa returns from Haldia.
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