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Delhi couple found hanging outside Noida police post

Two people were found hanging near a police control room in Noida’s Sector 15 on Monday morning.

Two people were found hanging near a police control room in Noida’s Sector 15 on Monday morning.

The woman was found hanging from a tree with a dupatta,whereas the man,her husband,was found hanging with a thin wire from an electricity pole seven metres away.

The man has been identified as Pappu Karmkar,a resident of Pilibhit working as a driver for a senior officer with S S Petrocons Pvt Ltd,a corporate solutions provider. His wife Chutto,a resident of West Bengal,worked with an export company in Sector 2. The couple lived in Ashok Nagar,Delhi.

While filling out the panchnama form,the police declared that both had committed suicide even before an investigation was started,but retracted from the statement later. “We are awaiting the postmortem report. Nothing can be said until the report comes in,” Ashok K Singh,Gautam Budh Nagar SSP,said.

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The postmortem report,however,confirmed suicide as the cause of death. “The cause of death is suicide. The couple had a fight over Chutto’s brother living with them. Pappu had been drinking with four of his friends; he fought with his wife before leaving the house around 11 pm. Chutto left the house too. They must have committed suicide in a fit of rage,” Ashok Tripathi,SP (City),said.

The bodies were found hanging at a height of 10 feet from the ground,and the police used a ladder to bring them down. The police have not been able to explain how Chutto hanged herself from such a height,on a babul tree which is full of thorns.

“The police are questioning all of Pappu’s relatives. His father works as a security guard in Khan Market,his brother has been called from Pilibhit. I just came to know that his mobile is still not in possession of the police,” the SSP said. Pappu’s mobile phone is still with his cousin Ratan.

Though family members are suspecting foul play,they also claim the couple fought frequently and were unhappy. “Even their neighbours know the couple fought a lot. Their two children are living with their paternal grandfather in Khan Market. But how they reached Noida and hanged themselves is a mystery. I do not think they could take such a step,” Naresh,a relative,said.