Kolkata: In a tragic incident, a father and his son committed suicide after they failed to repay a loan.
The incident took place at Suri in Birbhum on Wednesday.
The incident sparked tension among locals in Nurai village of Suri.
The victims are Sidhhartha Chakraborty and his son Sankhasip Chakraborty. They consumed poison to kill themselves.
Some of the locals found the victims lying unconscious in the bed. Despite repeated knocks, the victims did not respond.
They immediately took the victim to a nearby hospital where the doctors announced the victims brought dead.
According to the doctors, the victims had consumed poison on late Tuesday night and they had
died much before they were brought to the hospital.
After being informed, police reached the house of the victims and started a probe.
According to preliminary investigation, police suspect that the father son duo committed suicide after failing to repay a loan.
After interrogating some locals, police came to know they had borrowed some money from a person.
There was also a huge pressure on the victim. The locals told the police that on some occasions, the victims used to engage in quarrels with the person who lent them money.
After failing to bear the humiliation, the victims decided to end their lives.
According to police, they bought some poison from the market on Tuesday.
Locals said there was nothing unusual in the behavior of the victims on Tuesday.
They spoke to some of the locals in the afternoon.
But nobody could expect that they would take such a drastic step.
Police have started a detailed probe in this regard.
They are investigating if there was any foul play or any one had instigated the duo to commit suicide.