News archives

Man Set Ablaze Self Along With Toddler Son

2015-11-27 22:12


Kalyani, Nov. 27: A 36 year old man found burnt at his home along with his two year old son on Thursday evening in Balinid village located at the outskirt of Kalyani town. The neighbors found Ramesh Mandi and his toddler son Pawan in blaze. They doused the fired and took them to Jawharlal Nehru Memorial hospital in Kalyani, where the two were declared brought dead.

Police said, a preliminary investigation suggests that the man allegedly committed suicide along with his son by setting themselves on fire. Police, however, found no suicide note to corroborate its claim.

Srilati Mandi, wife of the deceased person, who works as a group D employee at SSKM hospital Calcutta, was not present at home during the time of the incident.

The Haringhata police have started a case of unnatural death into the matter.

An investigating officer said: “We talked to the wife of the deceased person, the other family members and also the neighbors about the incident, which indicate that the man was suffering from depression due to unemployment and illness of the child”

A neighbor said: “Ramesh had no job. He was a construction worker at an IISER project in Mohonpur. But, a few months ago he left the job. Her wife Srilati Mandi was the only earning member. The unemployment made him depressed. His depression increased following his toddler son developed symptoms of mental retardedness. .We apprehend that he decided to end his life for this”.

Srilati, however, refused to talk on the matter. She married Ramesh three years ago after a failed marriage with another person.

Go back