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Husband, wife commit suicide in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: A couple allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves from the ceiling fan in their residence in Govind Town colony under Loni Border Police Station, police said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Circle Officer Loni) Anil Yadav said that Kripa Shankar (35) was self-employed and had been running a small workshop of door latches.

He was a habitual drunkard and frequently quarrelled with his 32-year-old wife Aarti, the DSP said.

Last night, Shankar, who was in inebriated condition, came to his house around 9 PM and entered into a heated argument with his wife, following which he left the house, he said.

When the husband returned around 10 PM, he found Aarti hanging with her saree from a ceiling fan in their bedroom.

Shankar disentangled her body by cutting the saree and later hanged himself using the remaining piece of the cloth, he said.

Aarti’s mother-in-law came to their house in the morning today and found both the bodies lying on the bed and reported the matter to the police, the DSP said.

The couple is survived by their six-year-old son and an eight-year-old daughter.

Both bodies have been sent for postmortem, officer added.