Udupi: Financier Santosh Monteiro (37) shoots himself
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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (UM)
Udupi, May 28: In a shocking incident, a financier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself on the head, even as his wife and children were at home.
The deceased is identified as Santosh Monteiro (37). The incident occured at his apartment in Shiribeedu Towers near city bus stand on Tuesday May 28 night.
The revolver used by Santosh and bullets were found near his body. Also, drinks were found on a table nearby, along with his laptop.
His wife Rekha and two sons were in the other room when he shot himself, police said.
The reason behind the incident is not yet known, but police suspect that a family matter might have led him to take this extreme step.
It is said that before shooting himself, he sent a few text messages to Rekha's brother regarding his support over some matters.
Santosh was earlier in Qatar, and had shifted base to Udupi two years ago. His father Salvador Monteiro is said to have a finance firm at Bajpe, Mangalore.
SI Lingaraju and other police officials arrived at the spot.
Udupi town police have registered a case and investigations are on.