A married man, who had reportedly eloped with a woman to Mauritius, allegedly committed suicide by consuming sulphate pills after he found out that a case of kidnapping was registered against him by the woman’s family. The incident was reported from West Delhi’s Tilak Nagar area on Thursday.
The 32-year-old man and the woman, aged 30, were both married and reportedly had an extra-marital affair.
They are said to have flown to Mauritius on December 27. A day after that, the woman’s father filed a case of kidnapping against her lover.
He told the police that the couple would return to Delhi on January 15.
A police team went to the airport on Thursday and detained the couple upon arrival.
“The accused was taken to the police station for questioning. After a while, he complained of headache and then fell unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital where he died during the course of treatment,” a senior police officer said.
Police said later, his companion informed them that the man had consumed sulphate pills when he got off the plane at Delhi airport as he feared arrest. The woman told the police that they were aware of her father filing a case of kidnapping. She said that he would rather kill himself than face the humiliation of getting arrested.
The man,who ran a business and has a two-year-old daughter, had met the woman at a gym in Kirti Nagar.
The two soon fell in love, police said. The woman has a son aged three.
An inquiry has been initiated in the case and the woman is being questioned.
“The sequence of events is still unclear. Why did she not stop Singh from consuming the pills? We are recording her statement. Families from both sides will also be questioned,” a police officer said.
The body has been sent for an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death.