In Thane district of Maharashtra, the decomposed body of a woman along with her three children was recovered in a forest in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. It seems to be a case of suicide & bodies are being sent for post-mortem to affirm the reason for death.
The victims have been identified as 30-year-old Ranjana Bangari, her three children Darshana (12), Rohit (9) and Rohini (6). After getting the corpse, Shripat Bangari, the husband ate poison and tried to commit suicide after seeing the dead body of his wife and children. His condition is critical and he has been admitted to IGM Hospital in Bhiwandi.
In the meantime, Padgha Police registered cases under relevant sections of IPC against Ranjana's husband Sripath & his second wife for harassment & abetment to suicide. Discovering the extra-marital relationship of Sripath, his 1st wife left home without informing anyone. The husband complained to the police station in this regard on Oct. 21.
"Sripath was in an extra-marital relationship with Savita, a distant relative of Rajana, for more than a year. Rajana knew about their affair, due to which the couple used to constantly fight. Ranjana stayed with them for four days. But on October 20, following an altercation with Sripath, she left the house with their three children,” the report quoted Vikram Deshmane, Thane (Rural) SP.
According to Thane Rural officials, on Thursday, the man’s brother went inside in the jungle to collect wood when he detected a foul smell. Moving further ahead, he found those bodies hanging.
Padgha Police officials said, “He ran home and informed his brother who reportedly consumed poison along with his second wife. Both are admitted in the hospital. The site is being examined by the forensic department and dog squad. The site is deep inside the forest which is frequented only by tribal. While it appears to be a case of suicide, we are questioning all relatives of the deceased and her husband. As of now, an accidental death report has been registered.”