On Sunday night 3 members of a family committed suicide in the Bakali area of West Bengal. A man his wife and their son streamed the act live via Facebook. This incident triggered fresh controversy in Bengal.
Police sources stated that the footage of the act was available on the Facebook page person who committed suicide. The root cause of the suicide is believed to be an accusation from a self-help group for women, defalcation of funds to the tune of Rs 3 lakh. His daughter was heckled following the incident.
Police sources said that the family lived in the district's Kulpi area. The couple and their son left home on Sunday and went to a desolate place in the coastal village of Bakkhali, where the incident took place.
Bhaskar Mukherjee, Superintendent of Police, Sunderbans police district informed the media that "The bodies have been sent for post-mortem. We have launched an investigation into the matter,"
The daughter of the deceased used to run a self-help group and was responsible for collecting money from 12 group members and depositing it in the bank. She has been running this group for the last four years.
According to the members of the group, recently they came to know that the girl didn't deposit a single penny in the bank and instead she had siphoned the whole money. According to the members, she took a loan of Rs 1.5 lakh from the bank in 2017 and another Rs 1 lakh six months back.
"A large number of these women stormed the family's home at Kulpi on Saturday night. It is alleged that they assaulted the couple's daughter who pleaded innocence. The family filed a complaint at Kulpi police station later in the night. Five of these women are being questioned," a district police officer said on condition of anonymity.
"Apparently, it seems that the family committed suicide because they couldn't bear the insult. We are looking into it," the officer said.
The girl, her husband and their son are still absconding.