Pune: In a tragic incident, bodies of a couple and their four-year-old son were found at their apartment in Basant Bahar Society situated on Baner-Pashan Link Road on Thursday night. All three bodies were found lying on the floor with ropes in the couple’s neck and son with froth in his mouth.
The deceased were identified as Jayesh Kumar Karasanbhai Patel, 34, Bhumika Patel, 30 and their son Akshay. The bodies of the deceased were found in their second floor flat (B-204) in the premises of Basant Bahar Society situated at Baner-Pashan Link Road.
Patel who used to work as a software engineer with QLogic India Pvt Ltd located at Panchsheel Tech Park in Yerawada was seen by his neighbours on Wednesday.
His wife Bhumika was a homemaker. However, none of the family members were seen by anybody on Thursday.
Vishwajeet Nath, Manager of the society, said, “We came to know about the incident after one of his friends visited the society in the evening. His friend made repeated calls but he did not pick up the phone. After that, we rang his doorbell but no one responded. Later, we called the police who broke open the door and found their bodies.”
A real estate broker who knew Patel said on the condition of anonymity, “He brought the flat three months ago at the time of Diwali. He was financially well off and brought the flat for Rs 80 lakh. There was no reason for him to commit suicide as he was earning good and living a good happy life along with his family. But yes the couple was concerned about the health of their four-year-old son as he was epileptic and had some problem with one of his legs.”
“Two-three days ago, the four-year-old kid was rushed to hospital after he had an epilepsy attack. The ill health of their son was the only reason for concern for the couple, there is a possibility that they ended up their life because of it,” he added.
It is significant to note that according to the post-mortem report details revealed by the Chatuhshrungi police, the couple died because of asphyxia due to hanging whereas the opinion is kept reserved for the four-year-old kid as no injury has been observed on his body.
A colleague of Patel (requesting anonymity) said, “He (Patel) was absolutely fine as there was nothing which worried him professionally. He got a good appraisal, brought a flat, everything was going well in his life and he had a perfect family. I met him two weeks ago and he was absolutely normal. Yes, his son was under physiotherapy treatment as one portion of his body was weak.”
Vaishali Galande, Police Inspector (Crime), Chatuhshrungi police station said, “When we entered the flat, all three bodies were lying on the floor, the couple had hanged themselves, as ropes were tied around their necks. Their son was also lying on the floor with foam in his mouth.”
SPI Dayanand Dhome of Chatuhshrungi police station said, “This seems to be a clear case of suicide. The flat was also locked from inside, prima facie nothing seems to be suspicious. The couple ended their lives by hanging themselves whereas, the young kid died because of an epileptic attack. The post-mortem report is kept reserved for an opinion as his death appears to be normal.”