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Brother-in-law held for abetting suicide

Brother-in-law held for abetting suicide

Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad Police on Wednesday said they have arrested the brother-in-law of businessman Gulshan Vasudev, who had jumped to death along with his wife and another woman allegedly after killing his teenage children in Indirapuram.

During a press confrence, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad, Sudhir Kumar Singh said they have arrested Rakesh Verma, the brother-in-law of Gulshan Vasudev for abetting suicide, while his mother Phoola Verma is also accused in the case is on the run. "Verma took around Rs 1.5 crore from Vasudev to invest in real estate. Neither he handed over property to Vasudev nor he repaid," police said.

Vasudev, his wife and manager jumped to their death in the early hours of Tuesday from the eighth floor of their apartment block in Krishna Apra society in Indirapuram. Before jumping to death, Vasudev had killed his son, daughter by slitting their throats at around 3:30 am on Tuesday morning and also killed their pet, rabbit, the police said.

According to the police, Vasudev had invested money in a property scheme on the behest of Verma, who had assured him good returns but instead put him in debt. "Verma had duped several people by offering them good returns on investment in property. He lured Vasudev as well into investing more than Rs 1 crore in a property and also made him convince his friend and chartered accountant Praveen Bakshi into investing the money in his plan".

When Vasudev pressured him to return the money, Verma gave him blank cheques which bounced at the bank, the officer said. On Tuesday, the society's guard had spotted the three people lying on the ground and had informed the police, who found the bodies of the children after entering the house.

The trio was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared them brought dead. The business manager had been living with the couple for the last six years.

The police had also found a message scrawled on a wall of the apartment, blaming Verma for putting him and his family under financial distress, which compelled him to commit suicide.

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