Suicide note,five letters tell tale of superstition

The city saw yet another family suicide bid in one week. In the latest case,Arun Palkar wrote a detailed suicide note and five letters addressed to his siblings,doctors,the police,flat owner and the housing society.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: January 23, 2012 4:03 am

The city saw yet another family suicide bid in one week. In the latest case,Arun Palkar wrote a detailed suicide note and five letters addressed to his siblings,doctors,the police,flat owner and the housing society.

Police have also found signed cheques to his brothers to be paid for the last rites of the family members. Inspector Sardar Patil of Haveli police station said,“In his letter to the doctors,he has requested them not to conduct post-mortems to avoid dissection of the bodies. He has written that they have consumed diazepam to end their lives. In the letter to the police,Palkar has said no one should be held responsible for their suicides and requested us not to trouble his relatives.”

Palkar’s brother told the police that he is not addicted to any substance and is a very religious person. “We have come to know that he regularly used to attend bhajans. In the letter to his siblings,he has asked them to donate his religious books and take care of the articles used for bhajans. He has also told them attend bhajans at least once.” His has some money in his bank account and in one of the notes,has said that does not owe any money to anyone,police said.

Palkar also wrote to the flat owner,asking him to return the deposit money of Rs 15,000 to his brother. In the letter to the members of his housing society,he has apoligised for any trouble he may have caused them,the police said.

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