A 45-year-old sugar-mill owner allegedly shot himself in the head in Southeast Delhi’s New Friends Colony on Monday night. Police said he was depressed over financial losses in his business.
On Monday night, police received a call that the man, Nishankt Manjeet Singh, had shot himself in his New Friends Colony flat.
Police rushed to the spot and were told that Singh’s wife Ranjeeta had rushed him to Fortis hospital. He was declared brought dead.
Police then sent the body for a post-mortem examination and have begun inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.
Police said Singh’s family heard a gunshot from his room around 9.30 pm on Monday. Ranjeeta rushed to room and found it locked from the inside.
She and their domestic help broke open the door and found Singh lying in a pool of blood. His licensed revolver was lying on the floor next to him. Police said they found no suicide note in the room.
According to police, Singh owned a sugar mill called Oswal Oversees Private Limited in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district.
However, he had been suffering huge losses. A relative told police that his business had not been doing well for the last few months.
Police said Singh often told his wife that he felt suicidal and did not know how to revive his business or repay the huge debts he had incurred.
Singh is survived by his wife and daughters Amrita and Chandni.