Bhubaneswar: A 43-year-old man and his wife reportedly died by suicide over domestic discord in Odisha’s Khurda district today.
The deceased have been identified as Samarendra Senapati of Baniatangi and his wife Sumita, sources said.
Samarendra had tied the knot with Sumita of Gadakhurda around 18 years ago. The couple was blessed with two daughters and a son.
The couple got engaged in an argument over some issues soon after Samarendra returned home from their paddy field in the afternoon.
Following the argument, Samarendra entered in to a room and locked it from inside. He did not respond when his family members knocked the door repeatedly, sources said.
Samarendra was found hanging from the ceiling with a sari when his family members along with their neighbours broke open the door. Immediate after the incident, Sumita reportedly tried to end her life by touching a life wire in their house, sources said.
The couple was immediately rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), where the doctors declared them dead on arrival.
On being informed, Khurda Sadar police reached the DHH and sent the bodies for postmortem.