Police will subject Dr Sukanta Sarkar to a polygraph test in connection with their probe into the alleged suicide pact of five members of his family, who were found dead at a relative’s flat here on October 9. “We have got the permission and will take him for a polygraph test soon. A team will visit Noida (where Sarkar used to live with his family),” said City SP Kishore Kaushal.
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Sarkar, a retired Army doctor, is the only survivor among the six persons present in the flat that night. He had told police that the family was depressed after his daughter-in-law threatened to lodge false cases against them.
Sarkar’s wife Anjana, son Sameer, grand-daughter Samita, wife of his nephew Momita and her daughter Sumita, died on October 9 after allegedly injecting a medicine in high doses. Sarkar had stabbed himself with a knife, but survived.