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Udupi: Suicide pact - Four of family end lives by consuming cyanide at Padubelle


Umesh Marpalli

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (RJP)

Udupi, Jul 13 : Four members of a family were found dead on Thursday, July 13 at a house in Padubelle near here.

Shankaracharya (51), his wife Nirmala (42) and their children Shruthi (24) and Shreya (21) are the deceased.

Shankaracharya owned Shreya Jewellers in Padubelle.

It is said that the four consumed cyanide to end lives. Reason for the suicides is yet to be known.

Sources said Shankaracharya had gone to Udupi to make some gold purchases on Wednesday. After that no one spotted him in Padubelle. On Thursday morning the neighbours discovered that all the members of the family had committed suicide.

It is gathered that Shankaracharya had made heavy business losses ten years back. But he had recovered gradually. In the recent days he had employed 15 goldsmiths at his house to make jewellery. But his business was not doing well in the recent past. His one daughter was supposed to get married and her engagement got cancelled due to a birth of a child in the bridegroom’s family.

Shirva police have registered a case. 

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  • Leslie, udup[

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    In this uncertain world...
    There are many uncertain families...
    Few dare and live....
    But few give up and go...
    RIP to my brothers and sisters...

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  • Rob Stan, Udupi / US

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    I doubt that engagement got cancelled because of birth of a child in bridegroom's family. Birth of a child is something to celebrate & not to cancel some other thing which is also of celebration. It could be dowry issue, but I'm not sure. May their souls rest in peace.

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  • Sweety, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 15 2017

    Mr. Rob, in our Hindu custom... We don't do any function for few days (till SHUDHIKARAN) when der is birth or a death....

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  • Rob Stan, Udupi / US

    Sun, Jul 16 2017

    Thanks Sweety, Udupi.

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  • c. fernandes, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    instead of fighting and killing among ourselves in the name of religion and political parties, all d.k. people should have united and helped these types of people even God would have appreciated that.....I wish

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  • sureshshetty, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    this is a clear murder please investigate , 10 years back if he suffered loss then he is not taken such step then how he can take such step when he is improving in his business.??????the same type suicide case hapened in last year in mangalore also.and that peson also from same line of business.

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  • raman, Bangalooru

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    shortage of anything is a curse and rarely a blessing. Curse can flow to four generations of a family if one of their ancestors has commmited sin or said lies or gossip or spread hatred ( like the fanatics nowasdays) so, pray the gayatri mantra that all have peaceful and decent ideas.

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  • mohan sr., Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Very sad ... but why he should,t take the life of his wife and kids for no mistake of their,s ... ...
    It is wrong to think that their children cannot overcome the situvation which parents created ...
    If one window is closed God will create another window ... just trust in god and move forward....

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  • Geetha Ramdas Rao, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    RIP

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  • Nithya, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Loans are best for leveraging, not during distress unless one is sure of future money inflows.

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  • Bhaskar, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    RIP

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  • THERESA LOBO, Mukamar,Sharjah - U.A.E.

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    SAD INCIDENT. HASTY DECISION.
    May their Souls Rest in Peace.

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  • Lynette Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Suicide seems a guillable solution but God's plans are different, he wants his creation to pray and believe in him in times of adversity. Atleast one person in the family has to be very strong. In negative times avoid reading negative news, thinking negative probably counselling or speaking with another fellow member will help. May their soul rest in peace.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    RIP departed souls!!

    If u r neck deep in debts from pvt moneylenders, they r going to hound u till they repayed! Even bank recovery agents do not show any mercy n employ services of musclemen to get back the loan!! They r ruthless, just want the money back!!

    In such a situation, it is easy for people to give pep talks, but who on earth is going to help u out with that much Vitamin M?? On the contrary, when a person is financially broke, most relatives/friends distance themselves for obvious reasons!

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  • Nancy, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Mr Rudy, I agree with your views, but there is a proverb in Kannada-"hasighe iddastu kalu chachu".

    One should take loan if he has capacity to repay. Sometime it turns out vice versa. but it does not mean that one should commit suicide.

    Here exact reason/position no one knows. But who all are in loneliness/depressed may take a clue from this incident.

    This family may had some property/gold. They could have sold. But sorry to say, may be materialistic world took their life away.

    Lastly-yes, to give advice/comment very easy (applies me as well) but when it comes to on us own, we realise how painful it is!!!!. So always we should pray to God, to keep us safe in happiness and sorrow.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    @Nancy,
    Today's economy is totally capitalistic!!
    For whatever reason one becomes financially broke to the point of no return, in this materialistic world nobody is going to bail u out even if they have very deep pockets! Believe me, when u r in a financial bust, even ur close people will avoid u putting u in more depression!! There is no other way but quit!!

    Incidentally, a very very high profile director of Tata Finance, who was once a blue eyed boy of Ratan Tata, committed suicide last week after he got embroiled in a 500 crores fund diversion issue during the Harshad crash for which he was trying to prove his innocence for decades, but ultimately buckled n decided to quit!!
    Unless we come across similar situations, we will never know the gravity of the crisis!
    I empathize with the deceased, may their souls RIP!!

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  • MATEEN, MOODBIDRI-ABU DHABI

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Why the numbers of Suicide and murder, Rapes are more in our INDIA compare to other countries ?

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  • MATEEN, MOODBIDRI-ABU DHABI

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Modi's Note Ban effect.

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  • Kamath, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Mr Mateen ,to say Modi effect ,please let me know what NRI 's are paying taxes for Indian govt who are like you,you people are are avoiding taxes by sending your money through hawala ,if you people send your money by dollar or Saudi riyals govt would have gained something out of it,please let me know what business does jewellery has in recent years in saudi.There are ups & down in every business ,Probably this person was not smart enough to make profit from his business even after employing 10-15 people ,it's his bad luck.poor guy must even have not got any bennifit because of this reservation because he belonged to upper caste ,

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Very true, poor fellow might have mortgaged his assets too, n was finally pushed against the wall!!

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  • manoj, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    very sad. RIP.
    Starting effect of demonetization...
    So called `Aachche Din'.

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  • Prem, Kingdom of Bahrain

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    People would give suggestions, moral support and pass comments on committing suicide/s, but no one is ready to help financially backward or people who incurred loss in business. Such a beautiful family gone forever, very sad. May departed souls RIP.

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  • lokesh, padubell_____ {pune.}

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Really sad news from my native place.

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  • lokesh, padubell_____ {pune.}

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Really sad news from my native place.

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  • lokesh, padubell_____ {pune.}

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Really sad news from my native place.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    very sad incident...

    RIP

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  • FRANCIS, Dubai

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Such a disturbing and sad news that four members of a family end their lives and the date to observe is:13th.... May their soul rest in peace.

    Is this true that the number 13 is synonymous with bad luck? For some, it is considered unlucky to have 13 guests at a dinner party, many buildings don't have a 13th floor and most people avoid getting married or buying a house on a day marked by this dreaded number.

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  • Ceraj, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Even Aircraft doesn’t have row 13..

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Very sad to hear, Loss and profit, smile and sad, is a part of life. we have to face gradually. Life is too short for us but suicide definitely not a solution, May their soul rest in peace.

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  • JOY CASTELINO, MOODUBELLE/DUBAI

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Very sad & Shocking news. May their soul rest in peace.

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  • Indian, Shirva

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Demonetization and GST effect.
    Many goldsmith will disappear very soon.

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  • Bhushan, Bangalore

    Sun, Jul 16 2017

    I am sure more such suicides will happen when Modi type of PM's do demonetization. People who have taken money to run a business or build a house from these Private lenders or Banks, will have severe problem arranging funds when demonetization has severely affected many businesses. I believe this is because of this one stupid PM. he may not do any corruption but his policies can create such damage and kill such many business people indirectly. PM is a prime murderer of this country with his policies.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Why only after 70 years ...

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    In this situation you should not spill your POLITICAL poison here!!! RIP

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    It is indeed very shocking news to hear that husband, wife, and their two young daughters ended their lives. When business turns sour, they have no control over their lives. May their souls Rest in eternal peace.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Vry sorry..RIP...

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    All of them might not consumed cyanaid by their on willingness or decision to die together. This requires some investigation to reveal the truth.

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  • Anand, Mlr

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Entire family is wiped out.. with whom to investigate bro? Its very disturbing tragedy...God only knows what's happening to us human beings..

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  • ahmed hussian, uchil

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    very sad i think lose business only people are taking this kind of step the sensitive people they have no back ground supporters RIP

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  • Nancy, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Life is full of Ups and down. Negative thinking is matter of time. After a while everything looks normal. If depressed please go and talk to someone who is trustworthy and bring laugh on your face, console you, advice you.

    Don't commit suicide. God takes care. One thing remember - don't bother about people- thinking what people will say? what people will think.

    Here I do not know the exact reason but feels very sad to know that beautiful family ended life.

    Take care guys one another. In this materialistic/ competitive world all are busy with owns life.

    Come out from the cave, visit friends relative whenever time permits.

    Don't forget to have prayerful life tooo.

    May their soul rest in peace.

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  • FRANCIS, Dubai

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Very nice and encouraging message Nancy...

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  • Lynette Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Well said Nancy.
    In addition, the neighbouring community people should get together and talk to each other in small comminities. It is very easy to take away your life but that not what you were created for. If the daughters would start working it would share the financial burden of parents. Marriage too does not guarantee sometimes happiness to the girl though parents feel marrying in times of distress is the only option left. Nowadays girls are equivalent to 10 sons. Don't get discouraged too early. As Gautam Buddha said in muddy waters you cannot search for clean water once the mud settles down you will be able to think properly. Keep praying for strength to tackle the problems. May their soul rest in peace.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    RIP .... Shocking news ....

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  • Shanthi Menezes, Kundapur

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Very shocking news! sad to read such incidents . Thousands of people in the hospitals are struggling to save their lives by fighting with deceases like cancer. and what is happening here? what you people achieve or convey to the society of committing suicide. whatever the reason live life in your way without bothered about society. Very coward ........act.

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  • Cherokee, Earth

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Well, what you are telling is also true. But, we'd never know what pain they must have felt. Why would anyone go to such an extreme lengths to end whatever they were going through?
    Let's not call them cowards. You see, it's very sad that we read about such incidents. Allah protect us all in this dunya. This dunya is so twisted.

    May God grant them peace in the Akirah.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Thu, Jul 13 2017

    Very sad, how can we stop these unnecessary deaths? RIP..

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