The wife and daughter of Indian filmmaker and director Santosh Gupta have committed suicide in Mumbai.
His wife, 55-year-old and his daughter set themselves on fire in Andheri, a suburb of Mumbai, according to local police.
The incident took place on Monday afternoon and on Wednesday, Mumbai police gave official information about it and declared Gupta’s wife and daughter dead.
As per the details, the mother’s name was Asmita and the daughter’s name was Srishti.
Santosh Kumar has directed films like ‘Farar’, ‘Rumi: The Hero’ and ‘Aaj Ki Aurat’.
Police said that Asmita and Srishti lived in DN Nagar of Andheri and on Monday afternoon, they set themselves on fire in their apartment.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that Asmita had been suffering from kidney disease for a long time. Disturbed by this, she took suicidal steps. At the same time, Srishti could not bear the trauma of her mother’s illness and she killed herself too.