In a suspected case of murder and suicide, a couple was found dead in a lodge in Guwahati on Monday. Basistha police recovered the bodies of the couple at around 2 pm from a room in Star Lodge at Basistha in the city.
The couple have been identified as Swarup Choudhury, 40, and Joya Choudhury, 35. The body of Swarup was found hanging from a fan in the room while Joya’s body was spotted lying on bed.
“The incident took place on Sunday night. We reached the spot immediately after the lodge staff informed us and recovered the body of husband which was hanging from ceiling fan and the body of the wife lying on the bed,” Basistha Police Station officer-in-charge Nabajit Barglary told Northeast Now.
Police officials said the couple hails from Bijni in Chirang district.
“As per our preliminary investigation, we suspect that Swarup Choudhury first murdered his wife and subsequently committed suicide. But that is yet to be confirmed. Further investigation is on,” Barglary said.
He said that no objectionable items were recovered from the spot.