Debt-entrapped Kolkata couple kill daughter, themselves

September 8th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) A 43-year-old trader in a debt trap commited suicide along with his wife after poisoning their five-year-old daughter in West Bengal in a Kolkata suburb, police said Monday. “Nirmal Chakraborty, a garment manufacturer, along with his wife Arpita poisoned their five-year old daughter Shristi at their Jadavpur residence Sunday. Afterwards they too consumed poison. Police found Chakraborty and his daughter’s body in the bedroom while Arpita’s body was found after some time floating in a nearby pond,” district police superintendent Ajay Ranade told reporters here.

Police have found a suicide note from Chakraborty that stated he along with his family chose to die as they were unable to bear the burden of debt and loss in business.

“It is clear from the note that debt and loss in business were the causes behind the suicide. We are not suspecting any foul play,” Ranade added.

According to sources at Jadavpur police station, Chakraborty had taken a huge bank loan but often failed to pay the EMI on time.

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