Four dead body of a single family found in Hotel Sun City in Guwahati
Four members of a family were found dead in a city hotel, Guwahati on wednesday.
According to the initial investigation, four members of the family, father, mother and their two children committed suicide, due to some family feud.
However, police said they were looking at ‘every possible angle.’
They were lodged in room no 102 in the Sun City hotel in Ganeshguri area and the bodies were found from the room.
The deceased have been identified as Prasanta Kalita (36), his wife Pompi Kalita (26), her cousin Anamika Kalita (21), and the couple’s four-year-old daughter.
“The family came to the hotel on Tuesday evening and booked the room. However, no one came out until late morning today. On suspicion, we peeped inside through the ventilator, only to see all the four were lying on one bed,” said the manager of the hotel, adding that thereafter, they informed the police.
The police broke open the room in the presence of a magistrate and recovered the bodies.
“Preliminary investigation indicates this is a case of suicide. We are going to send the bodies for post-mortem to confirm the cause of death,” a police officer said.
The four hail from Sipajhar area in Darrang district, according to the police.
Family members of Kalita said that he was in depression for the past few days, as he had collected huge sums of money from various people over the year, assuring them of getting government jobs in different departments. However, Kalita had failed to get jobs to those people and was under pressure to return their money.
The cause of death seems to be consumption of poison but we are waiting for the postmortem reports.”
He added, “Although it seems like suicide but we will investigate the matter thoroughly. There might be more to it than meets the eye. We will take stringent measures.”
Sujit Saikia, ACP Dispur, said, “My team always visit lodge and hotel from time to time to ensure that the owners keep all particulars about the people who check into their hotel/lodge.”
According to a source, Prasanta Kumar was reportedly involved in a scam and took huge amount of money amounting to Rs 77 lakh from 52 people and promised to give them jobs. In his suicide note which he wrote to the Chief Minister and other higher Government officials, he mentioned that he and a police official from Nazira going by the name of Pulin Gogoi were involved in the matter. Prasanta mentioned in his suicide note that he was forced to take such a step as he was ‘under pressure’.