Six members of a household who have been discovered useless in Ahmedabad’s Vatva on June 19 took the step as a result of they have been unable to pay money owed totaling Rs 35 lakh as a consequence of lack of jobs through the coronavirus-induced lockdown, police mentioned on Monday.
Brothers Amrish Patel (42) and Gaurang Patel (40), and their 4 youngsters within the 7-12 age group, have been discovered useless in an unoccupied flat owned by one of many brothers.
The siblings had left their respective properties together with the youngsters on June 17 abandoning their wives, who approached police in any case of them did not return residence.
“Our probe has discovered the household has 45 mortgage accounts, has 27 bank cards with Rs 12 lakh to be paid, and had additionally taken particular person, residence, automobile loans and so on. Whereas one brother drove a taxi for an aggregator agency, the opposite sibling labored within the cloth business,” mentioned Inspector DR Gohil of Vatva GIDC police station.
“We assume their monetary standing worsened because of the lockdown, pushing them into taking such an excessive step together with their youngsters,” he mentioned.
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