Woman, servant in suicide pact after doomed love affair

March 13th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS  

Noida, March 13 (IANS) A mother of four in Noida and a household servant, who had an over decade-long “love affair”, attempted to commit suicide as they foresaw no future for their relationship, police said Friday.
Sudesh Rani, 30 and Gulab Singh, 27, tried to commit suicide late Thursday night by consuming pesticides. Both were rushed to the Kailash hospital, where the servant succumbed while Sudesh’s condition was said to be critical. According to a hospital official, she was in the ICCU and on life support systems.

An unsigned suicide note was also recovered from the spot, police said, adding it was being verified.

According to Anil Samania, the station officer of Sector 39 police station, Sudesh fell in love with Gulab, who was working for her in-laws for the last 15 years, soon after her marriage and had a relationship with him for the last 12 years.

Sudesh had married Satveer Singh (32) of Sallarpur area on Dadri Road in 1997. Her elder sister Rekha (35) was also married in the same family - to Satveer’s elder brother Sukhvir Singh.

Sudesh first met Gulab, for some household work and both developed a liking for each other. Their feelings for each other soon turned intense and they even wanted to marry each other, Samania said.

However, no one in the family suspected their relationship.

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