Bhiwandi man first shoots, then hangs self
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).