Bantwal: Panchayat Member Kills Wife and Children, Commits Suicide

Bantwal: Four of a family members die in a tragic incident at Manchi here on September 23.


The deceased have been identified as Padmanabh Poojary (45), a Panchayat member, his wife Pushpavati (35), children Prathvi (9) and Poorvi (7).

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According to sources, Padmanabh, hacked to his wife and two children before hanging himself.

ON September 23 morning, when one of the the neighbour went to Padmanabh’s house, he noticed that the entire family was in pool of blood. Immediately the police were informed who then reached the spot for investigation. It is learnt that Padmanabh was suffering from mental illness and was on medication.

The motive of the killing and suicide is yet to be ascertained. The police have recovered a death note from Padmanabh’s house.

A case has been registered in the Bantwal rural police station.

1 Comment

  1. I think coming to judgment before a thorough investigation is jumping the gun. A person who kills his wife and children would hardly be bothered about who gets his insurance (if any, coz insurance is not given in suicide cases). Not only are the mother and brother the benefitors, but also out of the scene on the crucial day having been there a day before and also living not so far. I am not blaming them, but only pointing to the coincidence. The bagpiper could have been planted. The fact that he had no economic problems and also no real conflicts between husband and wife (relationship or affairs) leads to the fact that this could be a premeditated murder and the letter could have been written in duress (he could have been forced to write the letter at the fear of injury to his wife or kids. Let us wait for the reports and investigation. People would do anything for money and property.

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