Woman Dies in Family’s Suicide Pact, Rest Survive

Woman Dies in Family’s Suicide Pact, Rest Survive

Karkala: Led to despair by the financial crisis, a family of four from Bajagoli attempted joint suicide on the night of June 16.

Govinda Nayak (40) had been working as an assistant in shops here and there. But he could not secure a steady job.

His wife Gautami (34) who worked as daily wage-earner had developed health problems recently and hence had stopped working.

They had spoken to several community members about their hardships but no one had responded favourably.

Hence, they decided to put an end to all misery, once and for all. Along with their two children Sudarshan (11) and Kartik (7), they consumed food laced with poison.

Late in the night, they were heard screaming. Neighbours came to their rescue. All the four were rushed to Manipal hospital.

Gautami is said to have died on the way. Govinda’s condition is said to be critical, while the two boys are showing signs of recovery.

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