Debt-ridden man kills wife, daughter, mother
PUNE: A 40-year-old former BPO employee sedated and strangled his school-teacher wife, eight-year-old daughter and mother with a woollen scarf at their rented flat in a housing society off the Pune-Solapur road.
After staying in the flat with the bodies through the night Sagar Gaikwad surrendered at the police at 9.30 am on Wednesday. He told the police that he had committed the murders between 3 pm and 6 pm on Tuesday.
He said that he had attempted to end his own life but failed.
Gaikwad told the police that he murdered his family as he did not want them to face trouble from his creditors. He said a private moneylender was harassing him to return Rs 1.90 lakh which he had borrowed. He had taken a loan of Rs 6 lakh from a cooperative bank to buy a car. The outstanding amount was now Rs 4.30 lakh and he was finding it difficult to pay the monthly EMIs.
"Prima facie, his claim of being in debt seems to be the likely reason behind the murders. But we are investigating the case from all angles," said additional commissioner of police (north region) Prakash Mutyal.
Gaikwad had been living with his wife Kavita (34), daughter Ishita (8) and mother Shakuntala (57) on the sixth floor the building since November last year.
Amandeep Singh ()
such a loser mam . he does not deserve mercy at all
Im Jack (Unknown)
seems like this guy is a loon
There could be another story behind this, just for some money how could he kill his family and not himself.
Why to take life of the innocent and your loved ones because of your fault and negligence. Luxury beyond the status is not a crime but not having sufficient funds to buy it and facing the consequences is.
All these loans should be stopped from Banks. They lure people like anything and showoff is another reason for people to suffer.
Shekhar Bindu Ray (Kolkata)
very sad but his claim looks ridiculous. Just facing difficulty to pay the monthly EMIs one can't take such drastic step if he is not suffering from some extreme mental disorder .......
very sad what a absurd step
Rajchandra Reddy (Unknown)
He should have sold car instead of killing his kin. Absurd.
Why Kill others when you r in debt? They are not involved in way, either face it or just go way some where what an idiot killing a child and her mother who had nothing to do with this... never fall for show off.... Who cares if you have a car or not.... Simply stupidity!! RIP to those innocent family!!!
Mohammad Idris (India)
First, he was employed or not? His wife was a school teacher, so she did had income. She could have earned more through tuitions (I am not encouraging tuitions here, but given the circumstances, she should have done that). He should have controlled his lifestyle, as buying a car was not necessary. Even if he bought on loan, he might have sold it. There are lot of ifs and buts in this story, and I found it very sad for the 3 victims, got killed (murdered) just for the sake of money by their dear and near one.
vishal (Bangalore, India) replies to Mohammad Idris
In the first place many Indians are fooling them self and aping west. To us luxury is a waste.It spoils health as well our character. Several crores of Indians are well to do because they earn between 5% to 10% interest per month from the money they have given as loan to lot of people. Taking loan is a bad habit like taking drugs and drinks as well smoking. Young people
should not aspire to go for luxury at young age and should avoid it.
Venkat Shukla (Delhi)
For Betterment of India...Vote BJP...Vote Modi
annumallya (Mangalore) replies to Venkat Shukla
No, give him a loan that he cannot repay; maybe he'll commit suicide.
Deepak Dahiya (Haryana) replies to Venkat Shukla
u r mental case
Pankaj Mistry (Bangalore) replies to Venkat Shukla
wrong vote for honest people, people who can bring self-inclusive growth and not just sell our resources to outsiders for cheap or by crooked ways
BPO/IT professional should spend money with planning that he could lose his jobs any moment and be cautious.........................................
Very Sad,,, depression kills humanity ...
Sudhakaran T (Hosur, Tamil Nadu)
As long as he is alive, the debt problem haunts him. So what is the purpose of killing his dear ones and staying alive ? Something wrong in the story.
Sharif Alam (Abu Dhabi, United Arab E)
OH, SO SAD !! ITS STORY WHICH IS WRITTEN IN THE NEWS PAPER,BUT WHAT IS THE EXACT REASON BEHIND THIS NO ONE KNOWS,IN MY VIEW IF YOU DON'T HAVE CAPACITY TO FULFILL YOU DESIRE,DIDN'T THINK MORE,AND TAKING BORROW IS BAD HABIT
I agree in Pune travel is hassle full specially in public transport but wher it is not??? Also you need a way to commute then Instead of buying car for 6 lakhs you can buy a second hand car which comes within 2 lakhs. Indians really need to throw away mentality of not going for second hand stuff. Sab bo sab naya aur Bada chahiye and for they don't mind to become even criminals.