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Filmmaker's wife and daughter die by suicide

Thursday, April 8, 2021 • Tamil Comments

A 55-year-old woman and her daughter died after setting themselves ablaze at their residence in Mumbai's suburban Andheri. The deceased have been identified as Asmita Gupta and Srishti Gupta, the wife and daughter of Hindi filmmaker Santosh Gupta, according to the police.

The mother and daughter died by suicide after setting themselves on fire at their apartment in Andheri's D N Nagar. The incident reportedly came to light when their neighbours alerted the fire brigade. "The duo was rushed to Cooper Hospital, where Asmita was declared dead on arrival, while Srishti, who suffered 70 per cent burns, succumbed to her injuries at Airoli National Burns Centre on Tuesday," an official was quoted as saying. As per reports, Asmita decided to take the step as she suffered from a prolonged kidney ailment while her daughter was traumatized by her illness.

"We have registered two different accidental death reports in the case and further investigation is underway," a senior inspector from DN Nagar police station reportedly said. Further details regarding the matter are awaited.


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