Suicide: Filmmaker Santosh Gupta's wife and daughter committed suicide by setting fire

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Filmmaker Santosh Gupta's wife and daughter have committed suicide by setting the fire. Santosh Gupta's family lived in Andheri West, Mumbai's suburban area and the matter is on Monday afternoon. On Wednesday, the Mumbai Police gave official information about the case.


The police officer said that the mother's name is Asmita and the daughter's name is Shrishti and on Monday afternoon both of them set themselves on fire in their apartment. The incident came to light when neighbors called the fire brigade after seeing the flames. The mother-daughter was rushed to the Cooper Hospital the same evening, where the mother was declared dead on arrival. So up to 70 percent of the scorched daughter died the next day at Airoli National Burns Center.


A police investigation has revealed that Asmita was suffering from kidney disease for a long time and, being upset with this, she took a big step like suicide. At the same time, his daughter Shrishti could not bear the trauma of her mother's illness and she also set herself on fire.


Bharat Gaikwad, the senior inspector of DN Nagar police station, said in his statement that he has registered two separate accidental death cases and has started investigating the case. Let me tell you that filmmaker Santosh Gupta has directed films like 'Farrar', 'Romi: The Hero' and 'Aaj Ki Aurat'.