Five members of a family in Gossaigaon under Kokrajhar district have committed suicide.

Kokrajhar police said the head of the family, his wife and their three girl children have been found dead in their house on Monday morning.

The incident has taken place at Tulsibeel in Gossaigaon.

The head of the family has been identified as Nirmal Paul (52).

The other members of the family, who were found hanging in their house, have been identified as Nirmal Paul’s wife Mollika Paul (45), their daughters Puja Paul (25), Neha Paul (17) and Sneha Paul.

It has been learnt that after the neighbours did not see any of the members of the family in the morning on Monday, they went to their house but only to find the family members dead by hanging.

On being informed, a team of high-level police officials, including the sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) of Gossaigaon and the officer-in-charge of Gossaigaon police station, has reached the spot of the incident.

A police official said, “We have started an investigation into the incident.”

The locals said Nirmal Paul was running his family as a sub-agent of Bharat Gas at Tulsibeel Market.

The locals claimed Paul had debts in lakhs of rupees due to his business and took the extreme step under tremendous mental pressure.

After graduation in the science stream, Paul’s eldest daughter Puja was serving as a teacher at Tulsibeel Jatiya Vidyalaya and his second daughter, Neha was a student of the higher secondary second year.

The third child of Paul, Sneha was studying in Class X.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com