Journalist commits suicide after wife’s death in Chhatarpur

BHOPAL: A journalist with a local daily committed suicide in Chhatarpur with a suicide note that said death of his wife due to prolonged illness compelled him to take the extreme step.

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The incident came to light after their landlord, complaining of foul smell, called the police who broke open the door of their Sun City Colony house on Saturday. Inside, cops found body of Shrikant Sharma, about 40, hanging from a ceiling fan while that of his wife Priyanka lying on the bed.

The couple had not been seen for two days.
The suicide note was found near the body, SP Chhatarpur Lalit Shakyawar told TOI. He said, “Cause of death of his wife will be known after the post-mortem report arrives.”
Police said that Sharma had come from Raipur. “Family disputes and poor economic condition resulted in depression. The couple hardly socialised with neighbours,” they said.