Chamarajanagar: Suicide pact - Five members of family die by shooting themselves

Daijiworld Media Network - Chamarajanagar (MS)

Chamarajanagar, Aug 16: In a shocking incident, five members of a family shot themselves and committed suicide at Gundlupet of the district.

There are two men, one boy and two women among the dead. They are identified as Om Prakash, his wife Nikita, son Arya Krishna, mother Hemalatha and father Nagaraju Bhattacharya.

This family had come to Gundlupet from Mysuru three days ago and had stayed in the farmhouse of their friend, who is a resident of Elachetti village. Later, they booked a room on the night of Thursday, August 15 in a lodge in Gundlupet in the name of Om Prakash. Om Prakash had sent back Chetan and Suresh, who had accompanied the family.

Police personnel at the farmhouse

Om Prakash had called his friends around midnight on Thursday and said that he had failed in life as the very people, whom he trusted had betrayed him. He had also told them to take back his car, which was parked in the Gundlupet town market area.

On the morning of Friday, August 16, all the five members killed themselves by shooting on the outskirts of the town in the land belonging to Prof Mahesh Chandraguru. Prof Chandraguru is working as a professor in the journalism department of Mysuru University.

Though the exact motive behind their collective suicide is not known, it is suspected that financial hardship is the reason for the mass suicide.

Om Prakash was running database and animation companies in Mysuru. He had lost crores of rupees in the database company. Later he was running an animation company. Om Prakash, who is a native of Tumakuru was residing in a house near Jodibevu tree of Dattagalli extension in Mysuru.

Chamarajanagar superintendent of police Anand Kumar visited the spot. Forensic experts also arrived on the spot and are conducting spot inspection. Sister of the deceased Om Prakash and other family members rushed to the spot, as soon as they got the news of the mass suicide.


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

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    It is a terrible tragedy that one person who was the head of the family shot dead himself and also his family members. I could just say that their souls will RIP.

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  • H. A Dsouza, Damoh

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Inspired by V G Siddhartha
    R I P

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    When you are neck deep in debt & creditors after your blood, what option is left??

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  • Samuel Sadanand, Balmata/ Kuwait

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    With news like this , entrepreneurs looking for startups maybe discouraged. Make in India slogan will remain only on paper and speeches if govt does not intervene immediately.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    This is a coward act from those who are incapable to face the up and downs in life

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  • RJS, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Where is that promised Ache Din ....days have come where farmers, businessmen, Industrialist all have started committing suicide in our Country. Government has to address this serious issue which is now widely spreading in India.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    A suicide attempt is an indication something is gravely wrong in a person’s life. Suicide is a desperate attempt to escape unbearable suffering. It is reported Ompraksh shot all the four on their forehead and committed suicide by shooting himself. At least, he could have sent his son and pregnant wife to her father. Father of Omprakash was an Astrologer and his father could have lived with his wife without difficulty. It is strange, that according to police, there seemed to be no resistance from the family, while they were shot by Omprakash. We pray, God will have mercy on all of them.

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

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    I fully agree with your comments.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Sad situation these days. The farmers were killing themselves till now. And now the businessmen have caught up with this trend. Hope the government soon wakes up to the economic reality.

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    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Yes Govt is helping only two business barons one is Ambani and other is Adani.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Very tragic case.Sad part of it is for their failure the boy also is killed women too.One should stop their further getting into deep in debt,and just take a balance of their life ,business.Why should they make their women and children die.Best go to a specialist and consult about their situation.Not simply suecide or kill home people too.May their soul rest in peace.Hope we will come to know the real reason.Looks like we are in America.Or was any drug played a role,too much spent than own income?

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Many businesses seem to be going through severe financial crisis due to lack of sales and difficulties to arrange for finances!

    Also majority of those invested in stocks have lost heavily; brokerage houses are losing clients as nobody is interested in stocks!

    Sadly many people trapped badly in debt have no other way to hide but to commit suicide!

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Too many suicidals in the recent past whether they are prepared for meeting eternity or not.

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