Mystery shrouds couple found dead at residence in Neb Sarai
Ram Chander was found hanging from the ceiling fan, while his wife Neetu was found on the bed.
New Delhi: A married couple was found dead in the wee hours of Wednesday at their residence in south Delhi's Neb Sarai, while their three-month-old baby was found crying in their room.
The incident came to light when a neighbor went to check on the baby and found the mother lying unconscious on the bed and the father hanging from the ceiling fan.
Soon after the incident, the relatives were informed and police were called.
According to police, both the victims had marks around their neck. Cops are waiting for the post-mortem to ascertain the exact reason of death.
"It might be that the husband first killed his wife and then hanged himself. We can't comment on the exact cause as we are waiting for the postmortem report," said a police official, who did not wish to be named.
The deceased were identified as Ram Chander and his wife Neetu, natives of Agra, who got married five years ago and had two children.
At the time of the incident, the younger child was sleeping with his parents and the elder one was sleeping with his grandfather in the same house.
Police officials claimed that when they questioned the family members, they said that there was no tiff in the relationship between husband and wife.
Mukesh, a relative of the deceased, stated that on Wednesday night, the couple had eaten food together, as Ram Chander's mother-in-law had come to their house.
"There was no fight or argument between husband and wife. After eating food they went to sleep. The minor child was sleeping with his parents, whereas the three-year-old child was with his grandfather," the relative added.
Another relative of the deceased, Mohar Singh, stated that the neighbours of the deceased came to the house on Thursday morning, after which a PCR call was made.
"We are shocked to know that they committed suicide. No fight happened between them prior to the incident," said Singh.
Police sources said that Neetu's mother was the first to enter the couple's room, after she was alerted by the neighbor after the incessant wailing of their four-month-old son did not stop.
Neetu's mother had tried to get inside the main gate of the house, but nobody answered her calls following which she raised an alarm.
"The three-year-old child does not know about his parents' death. It was heart-wrenching when we saw the faces of the two children," said Mohar Singh.