Marathi film producer kills self, leaves suicide note on FB

Pune: A 35-year-old Marathi film producer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at a hotel room here, police said today.

The deceased, Atul Tapkir, producer of Marathi movie Dhol Tashe (2015), had put up a post on Facebook last night in which he said that he was taking the extreme step due to the problems between him and his wife.

Deccan Gymkhana police station officials said that they received a call from Hotel President at around 11 am today after Tapkir was not opening the door of the room.

Tapkir, a resident of Pimple Nilakh, had alleged in the Facebook post that his wife was harassing him and she had registered a case against him and his father over a family dispute. He also alleged that police had taken Rs 10,000 from him to evade his and his fathers arrest.

The post also said that his movie “Dhol Tashe” had not performed well at the box office and he incurred financial losses, which had created problems between him and his wife.

“We have sent the body for post mortem and investigating the social media post,” an official of Deccan Gymkhana police station said.