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Couple commits suicide over failure to repay loan

Kolkata: A couple committed suicide at their apartment in Nayabad under Purba Jadavpur police station on Sunday night. The deceased, identified as Utpal Ghosh (51) and hiswife Tanushree (41) were found hanging in their dining room with dupattas used as ligature cords. The duo resided on the 2nd floor of an apartment in Nayabad.
"We have recovered a suicide note where the duo had blamed no one behind their death.
We are talking to their family members to ascertain the real cause of the death," a senior officer of Purba Jadavpur police station said. According to police sources, the hanging bodies were
first spotted by their nephew who used to live along with them as they were childless. He had gone out of the house in the evening and when he returned at around 9.30 pm and knocked on the door, he
received no answer.
When his repeated knocks on the door went unanswered, he suspected something unusual and called the neighbours.
They broke open the door only to find the couple hanging.
Police were informed who rushed to the spot and took the bodies for postmortem.
Sleuths investigating the case informed that Utpal was a private tutor while his wife was a teacher at Malati Bidya Bhawan for Girls school at Rashbehari.
Utpal was handicapped since childhood due to Polio.
"We have learnt that Utpal was associated with realty business lately. He had taken some loan in connection with the business and was unable to repay it. The victims' nephew had informed us that they were getting intimidating calls and were very worried.
This might have triggered the suicide," an investigating officer said.
The sleuths have recovered the mobile phone of the couple and are examining their call details to track the calls for further leads in the case.
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