3 Of A Family Attempt Suicide In Kolkata, 1 Dies


Kolkata: An elderly woman has died, her daughter and teenage grandson are hospitalised after they apparently attempted suicide in a south Kolkata’s Garfa.

Police retrieved the dead body of Basanti Banerjee (65) and, rescued her daughter Anindita Moitra (43) and grandson Rishabh Moitra (15) in a critical condition from a flat at Purbachal area of Garfa on Wednesday.

Anindita and Rishabh are admitted to MR Bangur Hospital at Tollygunge. Doctors said the duo is still in the danger of losing their lives.

Preliminary investigation by the police has revealed that Anindita had married Rajiv Moitra and birthed a son from him named Rishabh, who is partially handicapped since birth.

A police team came and broke open the door only to find Basanti, Anindita and, Rishabh lying on the floor unconscious. On being taken to MR Bangur Hospital, Basanti was declared dead on arrival; Anindita and Rishabh were admitted in a critical condition.