Upset Over financial crisis Father strangles girl with charger, hangs himself

Thomas (Special correspondent) 

Upset over financial crisis, a 39-year-old employee of a private company killed his seven year old daughter before ending his life.

The incident took place in Bommasandra on Wednesday and the deceased have been identified as Vijay Kumar and daughter Sameeksha.

His wife had went to garment factory for work when the incident took place and Hebbagodi police with senior officer visited the spot.

After visiting the spot he said,A 39-year-old man strangled his seven year old daughter to death before ending his life at their house in Hebbagodi due to health and financial problems .

The incident took place on Wednesday evening and the deceased have been identified as Vijay Kumar and his daughter Sameeksha and she was studying second standard.

He further said Kumar hails from Tamilnadu, was residing in Bommasandra.

He was running a fabrication workshop and shut down after incurring huge loss in business  during covid.

Probe revealed that Vijay Kumar was unemployed since then and suffering from multiple ailments. He decided to end life and even called back his eldest daughter aged 12 year staying with her relatives in Mysuru,with a plan to kill them and end his life,but due to some reasons,she did not returned home.

On Wednesday,Vijay Kumar strangled seven-year-old Sameesksha with a wire and hanged himself while his wife Chandrakala had gone to work in a garment factory.

She returned from work and found the bodies before alerting the police.

There was a suicide note and based on the statement of Chandrakala the police have registered a case of murder against Vijay Kumar and also charged him with suicide .

The family had come to the city 20 years ago and Kumar was living separately while his parents, who work in the railway department,were staying in Electronic City.

(Those in distress or those having suicidal tendencies can call Arogya Sahayavani Ph.: 104 for help.)