Couple found hanging in Parnasree
A man and a woman were found hanging from the ceiling in a room they had rented two days ago in the Parnasree area on Tuesday.
Police said the couple — who had introduced themselves as husband and wife — were declared dead at Vidyasagar State General Hospital.
Preliminary investigations suggested Raju Mandal, 29, and Rinki Mandal, 20, were looking for an accommodation for the past few days and they had taken the help of a rickshaw-puller to zero in on this one-room house on Becharam Chatterjee Road. They had moved in on November 1, the police said.
On Tuesday noon, when the rickshaw-puller came with their meal, he did not get any response from the house that was locked from inside.
He told the landlord, Ratan Chakraborty, 75, about the matter and Chakraborty alerted Parnasree police station.
Cops broke open the door to find both hanging from the ceiling.
In his statement to the police, the landlord has said Raju Mandal had told him that he lost his factory job during the lockdown but was in a position to pay the monthly rent of Rs1,800.
“We have alerted their families. No suicide note has been found. The cause of the suicide is still to be ascertained,” an officer of Parnasree police station said.