Gujarat Congress farmers' cell leader Haresh Moradiya, wife commit suicide; police begin probe

Gujarat Congress farmers cell office-bearer Haresh Moradiya and his wife committed suicide in Rajkot on Monday, media reports have quoted the police as saying.

According to TV9 Gujarati, Haresh and his wife Ramila had consumed poison at their house in Maheshwari society at Kothari road of Rajkot. Though the cause of the suicide is unknown, initial probe reveals family disputes may have been the reason. No suicide note has been found yet.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Chairman of Gujarat Congress Kisan Cell, Virji Thummar, confirmed that Moradia was the secretary of the Kisan Cell.

VK Gadhvi, police inspector of Bhaktinagar, said that the incident came to light after neighbours, not noticing any movement in the Moradia household since morning, broke open the door.

"The neighbours found the couple unconscious. The emergency medical team that arrived declared the two dead," said Gadhvi.

Police said that while the exact reason is being investigated, marital discord between their son and their daughter-in-law could be a reason.

"Moradia's daughter-in-law had recently given an application at the women's police station due to some dispute. This might have led to the suicide of the couple. However investigations are still on to find the exact reason," said Gadhvi.

Gadhvi said that Moradia also served as the principal of private school.

The deaths have taken place days before the second phase of polling in the Gujarat Assembly election.

Updated Date: Dec 11, 2017 21:39 PM

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