Ghaziabad, Sep 24: A couple attempted suicide on Saturday after a dispute between the two over an alleged extra-marital relationship of the woman.
The man died, while the wife is struggling for life.
The incident held in Vivekanand Nagar colony under Kavi Nagar police station of the city, said police.
Sudhir Yadav, a resident of Dado village in Aligarh and also the village head, was residing in Vivekanand Nagar colony, along with his wife Neetu and three children, police said.
The children informed police that on Saturday morning, their father was accusing Neetu of having an extra-marital affair with someone, and she was crying over the ‘false allegation’. After which, the man consumed poison. Following this, Neetu took out a pistol and shot herself.
The children made a call to police, who rushed the couple to a hospital in Greater Noida. Doctors declared Sudhir dead, while Neetu’s condition is said to be critical.
“We have found a suicide note, in which Sudhir has written that he was committing suicide due to his wife’s extra-marital affair,” said Circle Officer-II Manish Mishra.