Police have also detained four persons for questioning in connection with the case.  |  Photo Credit: ANI
- After the gunshots were heard, the alerted house owner informed police about the incident.
- The bodies of the man, his wife and minor son and daughter were found from the first floor of the rented house.
Bathinda: A Bitcoin trader in Punjab’s Bhatinda allegedly killed his wife and two young children before committing suicide on Thursday. A suicide note was recovered from the spot where the online trader named at least nine persons, including a youth political leader.
After the gunshots were heard, the alerted house owner informed police about the incident. The bodies of the man, his wife and minor son and daughter were found from the first floor of the rented house.
The trader in his alleged suicide note blamed the accused for threatening and intimidating him over his failed business said a report in Hindustan Times.
Meanwhile, police have filed a case of section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the deceased trader.
Bhatinda police have also filed an FIR against nine persons named in the suicide note. The accused have been booked under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC.
“As per the suicide note, the deceased was under heavy debt after he suffered massive losses in the business of Bitcoin trading. He owed a huge amount of money to various people who had invested in cryptocurrency. They were mounting pressure on him to return their money,” the report quoted Bhupinderjit Singh Virk, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bathinda.
Police have also detained four persons for questioning in connection with the case. Preliminary probe suggests the deceased trader was working in a partnership with a couple from Bhatinda.