Published On : Thu, Apr 23rd, 2015

Farmer couple kills 3 children, hangs self

Akola/Vidarbha: After killing two daughters and a son, a couple committed suicide by hanging from a mango tree in village Astul in Patur tehsil of Akola district. The heart-redning incident came to light on Tuesday morning. This incident has not only sent shockwaves across the district but the entire state. The reason for this extreme step is not clear.

It may be noted that Sanjay Purnaji Ingle (45) used to live with his family in the village Astul. His family consisted of his wife Manisha Sanjay Ingle (35), daughter Aishwarya (19), second daughter Mayuri (17) and son Raushan (16).

When some villagers reached the field of Ingle Tuesday morning, they were stunned to see the scene as the lifeless bodies of Sanjay and Manisha were hanging from the tree while the body of Raushan was hanging from another tree. The corpses of Aishwarya and Mayuri were lying in the two opposite direction of the farmland and they appeared to have been suffocated to death with scarves.

When the news about Ingle family’s collective death reached the village, all villagers thronged Ingle’s farm. At the receipt of news, superintendent of police Chandrakishore Meena, subdivisional police officer Nandu Kale, Tehsildar Rajesh Wajire and police inspector of Patur police station W S Khillare reached the spot with his squad who performed panchanama of the bodies and dispatched them to Savrepachar hospital at Akola for post-mortem. At present police have registered the offence under section 174 (sudden death) of IPC.

According to police sources, this incident must have taken place due to the dispute over division of property. It is said that Sanjay Ingle’s father owns 35 acres of land which has not been divided by him. Lest she too would have died!

Sneha, the elder daughter of Sanjay Ingle used to stay with her grandfather and grandmother at Akola where she studied in college. Had she been with her parents today, she would have met the same fate as her siblings. Ingle family’s daily routine

According to the villagers of Astul, Sanjay Ingle and his entire family used to go to their farm in the morning. Today too many people had seen them walk to the farm but none realized that the Ingle family was going there for the last time.