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Triple suicide attempt: Youth passes away in hospital

Kolkata: A 31-year-old youth, Anirban Sarkar, who had attempted suicide by consuming poison along with his mother and younger brother, died in the hospital on Wednesday. The other two are fighting for their lives at the hospital and their condition is stated to be serious.
The incident took place in Jadavpur. The deceased's mother Sathi Sarkar (62) and younger brother Arijit are currently undergoing treatment at MR Bangur Hospital.
According to the police, the victims, who are the residents of Ibrahim Road under Jadavpur police station, had attempted suicide probably after they failed to pay a huge bank loan that the deceased's father had taken before his death.
Police said that Dipak Sarkar, Sathi's husband, had also committed suicide after failing to repay the bank loan. After the death of the house owner, it was up to his family members to repay the loan amount. They had a family shop at Ranikuthi that was not running well, which also contributed to their frustration.
According to local sources, the family members were under tremendous mental pressure as the bank employees had been frequently visiting their house. Three of the family members consumed poison on Monday night.
They were lying unconscious inside their room till Tuesday morning, when some local residents informed the matter to the local police station as the victims did not open the door despite repeated knocks.
After being informed, police reached the spot and rescued the victims by breaking open the door. The local residents told the police that goons of the bank had been frequently visiting in connection with the loan that the family had borrowed. This might have led to their depression, police suspect.
All the three victims were rushed to MR Bangur Hospital, where Anirban died on Wednesday morning, with the other two battling for their lives. Police have started a detailed probe into the incident. They collected samples from the room where the three had consumed poison.
Police are investigating all possible angles into the incident. The investigators will also talk to the bank officials in this regard. The relatives of the victims are also being interrogated by the police.
According to police, the family had a loan of around Rs 25 lakh, which they had invested for buying the shop at Ranikunthi.
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