A city-based jeweller Amit Suri, 45, who had recently sold off a jewellery franchise due to financial losses, allegedly committed suicide at his house in Sector 22 on Thursday. His body was found hanging from the ceiling fan by his eight-year-old daughter when she returned from school in the afternoon.
The police found a small note in the room which read, “I am sorry, please check the car.” However, the police found nothing in the car, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (Central) Sukhraj Katewa.
Later, the police found a suicide note in a pocket in Amit’s trousers. The three-page note said that he could not become a good father, son and husband.
The DSP said, “The note will be sent for scrutiny.”
Neighbours said that Amit had been in depression for past some time. He had sold a jewellery franchise five months back and ran a jewellery store in Sector 23 by the name of Krishan Jewellers.
Police said Amit came home at 1 pm, his usual time for lunch, and went to his room on the second floor. His wife Rachna, who had recently started working to support the family, was at her workplace.
His mother was on the first floor with his five-year-old son while father had gone to the Sai temple in Sector 29.
His daughter returned from school and saw her father’s body hanging from the fan. Her shriek rose the alarm and her grandmother came rushing up.
The neighbours gathered and called the police. Amit was rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, where he was declared dead on arrival.
The DSP said the suicide note did not directly blame anyone. “He has asked his wife to sort out the financial issues with his advocate” and also sought apologies from the family for his actions, said the DSP.
“The discrepancy is that the suicide note was not found in the car as he had written in the note which was lying in the room,” said DSP Katewa. He added that Amit had mentioned some loans he was unable to pay back.
A neighbour said, “He had not been happy for the past some time. We came to know that he had suffered losses in his business. Bank officials often visited his residence in connection with a loan which he wasn’t able to pay.”