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Sepahijala district police chief Krishnendu Chakraborty said that 45-year Sukumar Bhowmik after being pressured by his 15-year-old eldest daughter for an Android smartphone, bought an ordinary mobile phone.
"When Sukumar gave the new mobile phone to his daughter, she refused to accept it as she needed an Android smartphone for her online coaching. Sukumar's wife and daughter also scolded him for not buying an Android smartphone," Chakraborty said on Thursday.
The officer said that Sukumar tried to pacify his wife and daughter, telling them that he did not have the money to purchase the costly Android phone but they continued to berate him. His daughter broke the new mobile phone by throwing it on the ground.
Sukumar's close relatives said that feeling humiliated by the abuse heaped on him by his daughter and wife, he committed suicide by hanging himself in a closed room in his home at Madhupur in western Tripura's Sepahijala district early on Wednesday.
"Sukumar, a day labourer by profession, was maintaining his family, comprising three children, his wife and himself, by his meagre daily earnings that had come down because of the COVID-19 induced restrictions," said Manika Bhowmik, a close relative of Sukumar.
In a similar tragic incident in Assam last week, a 15-year-old class 10 student belonging to a poor family in Western Assam's Chirang district, committed suicide after he failed to attend online classes and examinations in the absence of a smartphone. The boy reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree near his house.
Woman commits suicide with 2 children on rail tracks
In another shocking incident, a woman committed suicide with her two children on Thursday by jumping in front of a train in East Delhi's Mandawali area, the police said.
The woman and her two daughters died on the spot, while her third child, a one-year-old boy, survived with injuries.
"We received a call at around 4am on Thursday. It appears to be a case of suicide. The woman and her two minor daughters have succumbed to the injuries.
One-year-old boy has survived. We are investigating the matter," said DCP Railways, Harendra Singh.
The woman has been identified as 30-year-old Kiran, a resident of Mandawali. She is a permanent resident of Muzaffarpur in Bihar.
Kiran was residing with her husband in Delhi and the two daughters were aged six and eight years.
Indo-Asian News Service
Deputy Commissioner of Police Srinath Mahadev Joshi said that according to the complainant and Bhist's elder sister Apsara Bhist, who also works nearby, ever since his wife Nanda Devi committed suicide on Sept.21, Bhist had gone into depression.
A 22-year-old Indian man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train in Kanpur. The man reportedly had failed to fulfil his promise of gifting a bicycle to his sister on Raksha Bandhan.
According to police, a suicide note found on the bodies said the siblings were "unable to bear the loss of their mother." The two brothers, including one who was disabled, and their sister allegedly took their own lives when their father was not at home.
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A number of areas in the country, on Tuesday, witnessed light to heavy rain, accompanied by lightning and thunder, because of the country being affected by a surface depression.
Drake added that Hale left a manifest and maps of the school detailing control points, entry and exit points, and was "prepared for a confrontation with law enforcement."
The Dubai Court of Misdemeanours sent an Asian one month behind bars and fined Dhs14,000, on the charges of conniving with a fugitive to steal two phones by force after he ordered them through an electronic shopping application.