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Vasai bank manager kills self; his wife, her lover held

A constable with the Naupada police station and a woman have been arrested in connection with the suicide of a Vasai-based bank official — the latter’s husband — who killed himself allegedly after discovering that his wife was having an affair with the constable.

Police said Gunvant Jadhav, 50, a deputy manager with the Vasai Vikas Cooperative Bank, hanged himself from the ceiling fan in his Palghar flat on May 9. Jadhav’s sister, who lives in the same complex, alerted the police after he didn’t open the door for a long time. The police said Jadhav was staying alone in his flat for the past three years, while his wife Suman, 47, a government school teacher, stayed with their two children in Nirmal village, Vasai.

API Deepak Salunkhe of Palghar police station said: “In his suicide note, Jadhav blamed his wife and her paramour, constable Ganesh Vasaikar, 57, for the extreme step. We arrested Suman on May 11, and charged her under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code. We arrested Vasaikar on May 19.”

The police said Suman and Vasaikar were having an affair since 2009, and Jadhav learnt about this in 2012, after which he left Suman and went to stay in Palghar. “Suman and Vasaikar continued to have an affair, and were reportedly married at the Mahalaxmi temple in Dahanu. Vasaikar is married and has children,” Mr. Salunkhe said.

The writer is a freelance journalist

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