Bhi­wandi man first shoots, then hangs self

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A 25-year-old man com­mit­ted sui­cide, first at­tempt­ing to shoot him­self and then — when the at­tempt failed — hanged him­self in his kitchen on Tues­day.

The vic­tim has been iden­ti­fied as Bharat Laxmi­narayan Pedam, 25, a res­i­dent of Dubai­wala build­ing in Bhoi­wada. He used to work as a sales­man in a med­i­cal shop in Mum­bai.

His un­cle dis­cov­ered the body be­tween 8am and 11 am and alerted the fam­ily and the po­lice.

The body was taken to the Indira Gandhi Me­mo­rial (IGM) hos­pi­tal, where a post-mortem was con­ducted.

A sui­cide note has been found but he has not men­tioned the rea­son for tak­ing such a step. He had writ­ten to his mother, say­ing he was sorry.

The po­lice re­cov­ered one coun­try-made gun and three live bul­lets from the kitchen.

Bharat’s fam­ily told the po­lice that he had been un­der strain.

A po­lice in­spec­tor from the Bhoi­wada po­lice sta­tion said, “The rea­son for Bharat’s sui­cide is un­known. He was found hang­ing from the ceil­ing fan in the kitchen. He pulled the trig­ger of his gun; how­ever, the bul­let did not come out. So he hanged him­self.”

“For the past two months, Bharat had been stay­ing at a rented place at Mum­bai. On June 20, he told his mother that he would come to Bhoi­wada. When his mother asked Bharat’s elder brother if he had come, the brother said he had not. His un­cle then found the body,” added the in­spec­tor.

“We will talk to the med­i­cal shop owner and staff, as well as the lo­cals,” said the in­spec­tor.

The po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing where Bharat got the gun from, and how much it cost. They are in­quir­ing whether his friends were in­volved in the gun’s pur­chase.

The Bhoi­wada po­lice lodged an Ac­ci­den­tal Death Re­port (ADR).

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