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Family of 4 in Modasa village commits mass suicide


A family in Gajan village of Modasa in Gujarat committed mass suicide allegedly due to money woes. As per the police, the couple who had been under financial stress first killed their two young children by hanging them and then themselves committed suicide. The bodies of the four were found from a tree where they hanged themselves. Modasa rural police rushed to the spot and are further investigating the matter.

Other mass suicide in Gujarat

Five members of a family in Dahod committed suicide in September. The incident was reported from the Sujaibaugh area in the taluka.  The exact reason for the suicide was not known. The husband-wife and their three kids consumed poison to end their lives. The children were 7 years, 15 years and 17 years old. The father of the man said he was being harassed by his sister-in-law over some gold dealings.

The family was apparently under financial stress although police did not confirm it. The deceased were identified as Saifat Dudhiyawala (42) and his wife Mehzabeen (35) and daughters Arva (17), Zainal (16) and Husaina (7).

In Ahmedabad a similar incident was reported in June 202. Six members of a family including four children were found dead in an apartment near Vinzol of Vatva GIDC area.

Of the six, two were adults and four were children. The adults were brothers Gaurang Patel and Amrish Patel. The four children were the two kids of each of the brothers.  The one-BHK flat belonged to Gaurang. The brothers poisoned the children and then hanged themselves.

The bodies were found two days after the wives of the brothers filed a missing person complaint. Investigations later revealed that the brothers were under financial stress and the COVID-19 lockdown had further added to their financial woes.


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